As reported in a recent article from CNN, the use of webcams in neonatal intensive care units has become an innovative practice to allow parents 24 hour access to see their babies. Only a handful of hospitals across the country are currently using this new webcam system called NICVIEW, and Riverside’s Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center is one of them. “Staff members are being trained on the system, and the hospital is scheduled to begin using NICVIEW by Christmas” said Marlene Burnett, vice president of business development. “Many babies who are brought to the neonatal intensive care unit at Parkview are transported from other hospitals. The system will make it easier for parents who live 30 minutes or more away to see their babies” she said. Betty Rowzee, clinical manager of the neonatal intensive care unit, said babies at Parkview typically stay for seven to 14 days. While most are premature, others are full-term babies with infections or feeding or blood sugar problems. Through NICVIEW, parents can access a secure connection allowing them to see their baby on their web enabled device. With this system, parents can receive the family bonding that is so important during the first days, weeks, or months. Riverside Parkview Community Hospital continues to prove that Riverside is the home of next-century health care with this cutting-edge technology that allows parents a more comfortable experience and an enhanced connection while their babies are in neonatal intensive care. To view the entire CNN article, click here.