The Neonatal Transitional Program at Weisman Children´s Rehabilitation Hospital (WCRH) utilizes and innovative approach to helping infants and their families transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to home. In this program, parents of infants who were born prematurely or with medical complications are taught to care for the special needs of their newborn child.
Under the supervision of compassionate and experienced nurses, parents learn to identify the unique needs specific to each infant. Physicians and parents have frequent opportunities to communicate about neonatal care, treatment options, and discharge plans. As they become more skilled in caring for their infant, parents are more comfortable and confident with the eventual transition from hospital to home.