At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our NICU Family Advisory Council works to make the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) a comfortable and welcoming environment for babies and their families. The council is a partnership between former NICU parents and staff who support families during an often frightening and overwhelming time.
Our NICU Family Advisory Council engages in a broad range of work and also raises funds to help families who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. The goal is to remove obstacles that may keep parents and family members from spending valuable time with their baby or babies and provide resources so their baby can go home safely.
Donated funds are used to:
- Help offset the costs of transportation to and from the NICU.
- Provide food to families while visiting the NICU.
- Help families in need acquire essential items such as car seats and strollers.
For more information about the program, or to make a tax-deductible donation, email a family advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.