NICU webcams benefit hundreds of families
Region – Since a pilot project debuted at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center (CMC) in late 2011, 420 families have benefitted from the installation of 30 webcams for its neonatal intensive care unit.
Called the NICVIEW system, it is the first and only in the state and has had more than 12,000 log-ins from every town in Massachusetts, 40 states, 26 countries, and six continents.
Ten of the region's Rotary clubs and CMC teamed up to enable the purchase of webcams mounted at each bed space, enabling parents and extended family to view the infant in real time at no cost to them. The last of the cameras were installed in June 2013.
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