Covenant Children’s introduces live webcam streaming in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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The following is a news release from Covenant Health:

Covenant Children’s is proud to announce the addition of NicView cameras to their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

With the installation of the NicView cameras- parents, grandparents, and other family members will be able to see the baby, through a live stream on the NicView website, when the family is unable to be at the child’s bedside.

43 HD cameras were installed in the Covenant Children’s NICU, one at every bedside. The cameras also include night vision and can be watched by an unlimited number of family members, as long as they have a secure access code, provided by the hospital to the parents.

“As a new parent, or grandparent, the only thing you want to do is spend time with your new baby,” Covenant Children’s CEO Dr. Amy Thompson said. “Sometimes life has other plans and those babies have to stay with us longer than anyone expected. It can be hard to be away while we help them grow, but with these new NicView cameras, you can feel like you’re with baby, even when you’re not.”

The cameras were installed earlier this month and have been in use with NICU families since March 11.

Covenant Children’s is the only free-standing children’s hospital in West Texas. As such, we strive to bring the most exceptional care to our patients and to their families. We are the only hospital in Lubbock to offer this technology.

The NicView cameras were purchased because of generous donations from the community, Covenant Health employees and contributions from the Covenant Health Foundation.

About Covenant Health:
Covenant Health has served for 100 years as the only faith-based, clinically integrated health network in the West Texas, eastern New Mexico region providing a Christian healing ministry. Covenant’s network includes seven hospitals, more than 1,000 licensed beds, more than 6,000 caregivers, nearly 100 primary care providers, and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians at its cornerstone facilities. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit covenanthealth.org or our Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, pages.

(News release from Covenant Health)

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