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WakeMed NICU achieves NIDCAP Nursery Certification

In September 2012 the NFI conferred NIDCAP Nursery Certification on the Jeannette and Ron Doggett Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery of WakeMed. WakeMed’s NICU in Raleigh, North Carolina was the fourth NICU in the world to achieve NIDCAP Nursery Certification. Read about WakeMed’s success in the November issue of the Microscope, the hospital’s employee newsletter and watch the story as it aired on WRAL in Raleigh. The award recognizes and bears testimony to the excellence of the NICU at WakeMed and its commitment to and integration of the principles of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) for infants and their families, the nursery’s professional staff and the community of Raleigh, North Carolina.


Second NICU Achieves NFI NIDCAP Nursery Certification

Mavis and Stanley Graven present award to Heidelise Als

The Newborn Intensive Care Nursery of The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey is the second Nursery to have achieved NIDCAP Nursery Certification. The week long celebration began on July 28, 2009 with an award ceremony attended by Heidelise Als, PhD, NFI President, who presented the NIDCAP Nursery Certification Award.

The award was accepted on behalf of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit by Joanne Fox, RNC, BSN and gretchen Lawhon, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Scientist and Director of the Mid-Atlantic NIDCAP Center. Hospital administration, NICU staff as well as many families of current and former patients of the NICU were in attendance at the celebration. Several events and activities were held throughout the week to celebrate the achievement.

The award recognizes and bears testimony to the excellence of the NICU at The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital and its commitment to and integration of the principles of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) for infants and their families, the nursery’s professional staff and the community of Camden, New Jersey.


Heidelise Als, PhD, President of the NFI, receives the Stan
and Mavis Graven Award

Heidelise Als, PhD, President of the NFI, receives the Stan and Mavis Graven Award
for “Leadership in Enhancing Physical and Developmental Environments for High Risk Infants and Their Families,” February 2008. For complete news article see theDevelopmental Observer, Volume 2, No.1.

Mavis and Stanley Graven present award to Heidelise Als

Mavis and Stanley Graven present award to Heidelise Als


NIDCAP Nursery Certification awarded to NICU at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho

The Newborn Intensive Care Nursery at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho is the first Nursery to have earned the NFI certification as NIDCAP Nursery. The certification ceremony took place on December 9, 2008. Heidelise Als, PhD, NFI President, presented the inaugural NIDCAP Nursery Certification Award to Karen Smith, BSN, MEd, NIDCAP Professional and NIDCAP Trainer at the St. Luke’s NIDCAP Training Center. The award recognizes and bears testimony to the excellence of the NICU at St. Luke’s and its commitment to and integration of the principles of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) for infants and their families, and for the nursery’s professionals and its staff.

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Karen Smith accepts NIDCAP Nursery Certification award for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

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