The commitment and dedication of CHOC clinicians will ensure happy holidays for many families – including the McLeods. This will be the first holiday season for the new family of four, only recently reunited at home following son Ryan’s 17-week stay in CHOC Small Baby Unit (SBU). Ryan was born this past winter at just […]
Small Baby Unit
In recognition of prematurity awareness month, we’re highlighting Dr. Kushal Bhakta, medical director of CHOC Small Baby Unit (SBU). The Small Baby Unit – the first of its kind – opened in 2010. The special 12-bed unit within our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is designed for babies born at less than 28 weeks gestation […]
In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness month, we’re highlighting the innovative life-saving treatment provided to some of the tiniest and most fragile babies through our neonatology services. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death in the United States. While California has one of the lowest premature birth rates in the nation, almost 9 […]
Dozens of representatives from neonatal intensive care units nationwide recently toured CHOC Small Baby Unit (SBU) and learned how to replicate the facility in their own hospitals as part of a conference held by the Vermont Oxford Network (VON). About 50 attendees spent two days this month at CHOC, touring and attending workshops and roundtable […]
CHOC has made significant strides in improving future prospects for babies with extremely low birth weights (ELBW).