Women & Infants Hospital represents one of the country’s most dedicated facilities to improving the health of babies and women, and is located right here in Rhode Island. When the hospital approached Summer Infant a few years ago seeking donations in support of their newly planned South Pavilion Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we couldn’t say no.
The new South Pavilion, which opened on September 14, 2009, is the largest single-room NICU in the country. Cognizant of the need to provide premature babies with the right environment to aid in their development, the impressive new NICU occupies 50,000 square feet over two floors. Previously, it measured a cramped 9,400 square feet, designed for 41 infants but often caring for more than 70. The new facility can handle 80. Additionally, Summer Infant has been enlisted by Women & Infants Hospital in several other exciting fundraising efforts including their Celebrity Luncheon and Swim Across America events. Summer has also participated in several co-donations in conjunction with the Rhode Island March of Dimes chapter, and continues to donate our SwaddleMe® items to their NICU several times a year.
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