Use arrows to view photos of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore
As one of only two hospitals in Maryland designated as Baby-Friendly®, we prioritize mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding support.
Our new, private room Level III NICU, under the leadership of Fernando V. Mena, MD, chief of Neonatology, is designed to promote a partnership between families and the NICU team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other experts with extensive neonatal training who provide the highest quality and safest patient care in a setting that, in itself, is healing.
Recently, the Maryland Patient Safety Center awarded us the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Center of Excellence Award. NAS occurs in newborns who were exposed to opiates, alcohol, narcotic or other drugs while in the mother’s womb. Newborns with NAS have physiologic and neurobehavioral signs, medical complications, increased chance of admission to an intensive care unit, and prolonged hospital stays (average of 26 days). Through our partnership with the Maryland Patient Safety Center and the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a worldwide database for neonatal outcomes that provides the ability to benchmark against similar neonatal intensive care units, MFSMC is committed to continuously improving patient and family outcomes.
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
The unit is a Level III facility equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and staffed by highly trained, compassionate caregivers. With over twenty-five years of experience caring for babies who are born prematurely or become ill after birth, our consistently high patient satisfaction rates reflect the quality of the multidisciplinary team members, who believe that a baby’s successful journey from critical care to home involves the entire family. The March of Dimes recognized this commitment to “family-centered” care by awarding MedStar Franklin Square the first March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program in the state of Maryland.