‘Sam’s NICU’ at Morristown Medical Center Morristown, New Jersey

‘Sam’s NICU’ was the first private-room NICU in New Jersey when it opened in 2009.  A dedicated  donor, hospital administration,  and NICU staff were all committed to transforming the typical NICU ward to create a ‘family centered environment’ and to enhance the infant’s care by providing a quiet, warm  atmosphere for families with comfortable, private rooms for singles, twins and triplets, leaving the noisy world of the open NICU ward behind!

The families enter the unit through the family lounge area, which provides a place of retreat and respite, to talk to other families, or for siblings to play!  Staff charting stations are immediately outside the patient rooms and allow staff to visually monitor as many as four rooms from a single location, all within direct visual contact to the main nurse charting area.