Babies At Loyola Wear Red For February — American Heart Month

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A baby in Loyola’s neonatal intensive care unit donning a hand-knit red hat for American Heart Month. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine 

February is American Heart Month. As a gesture of support, babies being cared for at Loyola Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit will don hand-knit red hats.

The hats are courtesy of the American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation. The campaign is designed to “promote heart-healthy lives in babies and mothers,” Loyola officials said in a statement.

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“Loyola cares for more than 300 critically ill newborns each year,” hospital officials stated. “Our 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is known for the care of extremely premature babies and newborns with medical conditions such as jaundice or anemia.”

The hospital’s statement touted Loyola Medicine’s board-certified neonatologists, who are recognized as leaders in the field, officials said.

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“As a Level III Perinatal Center, Loyola offers the latest technology, therapies and techniques and serves as a national model for specialized protocols and practices in the care of premature infants.” VFP 

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