July 18, 2013 was the scariest day of our lives. Our daughter, Journey, was born at 23 weeks and 1-day gestation. She only weighed 1.3 lbs., just a little more than a can of beans.
Our fraternal twins, Dylan and Reagan, were born at 33 weeks and 2 days on October 14, 2018, and their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) journey started the same day. My husband Chris and I felt helpless and it seemed as if nothing could’ve consoled our heartache and worry.
If there's a "red flag" of concern that my son Preston can raise, he will wave that flag with gusto. It was that way during pregnancy and he absolutely continued the trend with his birth.
She may be relatively new to GBMC, but Mary Ford, CRNP, a nurse practitioner in Labor and Delivery, has been a nurse for more than 40 years and a nurse practitioner for 16 years. "If I didn't care about people, I wouldn't be in it for a lifetime career."
My pregnancy with our son, Brayden, was textbook. There were no issues, and nothing to be concerned about. When my water broke 7 weeks early, my husband Justin and I had no idea what to expect.
We had no reason to think I wouldn’t have a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery. That changed on April 3, 2018. I walked into GBMC at 29 weeks and 6 days with terrible swelling and a severe headache.
"There really is something so rewarding when you get to discharge a baby home," says Corin Mauldin, RN, one of the many amazing nurses at GBMC's NICU.
J. Richard Awalt passed away on May 3, 2016, leaving a $250,000 provision in his estate plans to GBMC to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). His compassion for children extended beyond his own four to the community, and will live on through the care GBMC is able to give to sick and premature infants.
The NICU at GBMC was recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center for excellence in implementing new measures to improve the care of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Dr. Birenbaum, Director of Neonatology at GBMC, to Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about the brand new NICU and how it helps us provide the best care for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients.
Motivation for philanthropy comes in many shapes and forms, but for Jim and Jackie Stradtner, giving is personal.
Kristin Trawinski, MSN, RN explains details about the NICU and it's new renovation.
Dr. Birenbaum talks about exciting updates happening in the NICU.
The most fragile (and tiniest) patients are cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, best known as the NICU.
Liam was Gretchen's third child, but this pregnancy was different from the others.
Being a small, independent, community healthcare system, GBMC is proud to have many faithful supporters that give back to ensure every patient receives the best care possible. More so than others of our size, GBMC is fortunate a select group of dedicated individuals pledge significant investments to advance GBMC's vision. Every other year we honor them at our Joseph S. Keelty Society Dinner.
The Bernsteins had such a wonderful experience delivering their first child, Elizabeth, at GBMC that they decided to give back. Joining the Parents Advisory Council on a friend's recommendation, they were not only able to serve an organization they were grateful to, but they were able to see the results of their philanthropy.
In the NICU, helping parents cope with their baby's condition is just as important as caring for the baby.
After working in many different field, Amanda Hindle, RN, BSN finally found her "forever home" at the NICU
Heather Chilcot and Alexis "Lucky" Thompson thought they were too busy to say "yes" to another volunteer commitment. But, despite their seemingly endless work, family and volunteer activities, the two friends agreed to co-chair the Parents Advisory Council because they were so grateful for the care their family received at GBMC.
Generous participants, sponsors, volunteers and fundraisers of GBMC's annual Father's Day 5K event have supported critical programs and initiatives in the neonatal intensive care unit since 1987. And for our 30th anniversary of this event, we are excited to take it to the next level: fundraising to support a renovation of our NICU space!
Teal pumpkins, chocolate candy, pediatric feeding disorders and Infant Driven Feeding in the GBMC NICU! A quick blog by pediatric speech pathologist and feeding specialist, Bethany Kirby, CCC-SLP on what's happening this fall in the NICU and how it will positively impact future trick or treaters.
In a unit filled with postpartum mothers, breast pumps, and newborn babies, Joe Henry, RN may not be the nurse you’d expect to see.
GBMC Neonatologist and Vice Chief of Staff, Dr. Maria Pane is part of the amazing team of experts in the GBMC NICU.
The first night in the NICU, Grayson's entire body looked like one big bruise and his eyes were still closed. He continued to try to breathe on his own despite the ventilator. Corin, his nurse, kept saying he was a fighter, "just like ‘Rocky,” and the nickname stuck.
Real patients. Real challenges. This is the Art of Nursing at GBMC. Follow the daily lives of our nurses as they bring healing and hope to the youngest and oldest patients of GBMC HealthCare.
We appreciate the Berman family's continuous support of all areas of GBMC HealthCare as well as extending our GBMC family to include all of the supporters who celebrated two milestone events by giving back to others.
Dr. Betsy Dovec came to GBMC to be a bariatric surgeon as her first job out of fellowship. She hit the ground running with letting people know who she was, but the community engagement effort has come full circle.
Our family arrived and saw me before I went under the knife. At 31 weeks, 1lb 14oz, our son Xavier Eli Chin was born. I saw his small face and heard a small cry before they took him up to the NICU.
Baltimore magazine named six members of GBMC's nursing staff as 'Top Nurses of 2016' in its Excellence in Nursing issue!