Come take a tour of the Women and Infants Neonatal Infant Care Unit (NICU) led by Dr. Abbot Laptook, MD on Tuesday, May 29 from 10:00am until 11:00am and learn why Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is among the first batch of organizations selected for Health Care Innovation awards.
Made possible by the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – the awards will support 26 innovative projects nationwide that will save money, deliver high quality medical care, and enhance the health care workforce. The awardees announced in May expect to reduce health spending by $254 million over the next three years.
Women & Infants Hospital is receiving more than $3.2 million to expand the Transition Home Plus Program for approximately 2,400 mothers in Rhode Island over three years who have pre-term babies.
This approach will lower cost while improving health and health care for pre-term babies in Rhode Island with estimated savings of approximately $3.7 million. Over the three-year period, Women & Infants' program will train an estimated 120 health care workers, while creating an estimated 13 new jobs.
Dr. Abbot Laptook, MD practices perinatal medicine & neonatal medicine and pediatrics in Providence, Rhode Island.
Women & Infants operates one of the nation's largest single-family room Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), where the latest technology and highly skilled specialists care for babies born prematurely or sick. In 2011, Women & Infants was named a US News Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology.