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As part of a $25 million facilities expansion, the San Diego Medical Center has built a $20 million NICU with 30 beds designed to achieve the best possible care and comfort to enhance the family bonding experience.
The single-room model offers a quieter environment and the privacy to allow parents to bond with their child through feeding, holding and learning about the special care needed for their infant. Each private room features windows or diurnal light, which mimics day light to create a comforting environment for both family and baby. Each suite is furnished with a recliner chair and bed so parents can sleep in the room with their newborns. Privacy is afforded when there are critical medical needs that the physicians, caregivers and families are managing.
The hospital has also added eight single-room perinatal special care rooms with private bath/showers and large windows. The $5 million expansion offers expectant mothers a comfortable healing environment to help continue on to a healthy delivery.
“In addition to continued top-quality care, these new NICU suites will provide much-needed privacy, and a soothing and comfortable, state of the art healing environment allowing parents to focus on their children and begin their lives together,” said Dr. Matt Sebald, Kaiser Permanente medical director of the NICU.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Graco Classic Wood Highchairs
Units: About 86,000 in the United States and 3,400 in Canada
Importer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The high chair’s seat can loosen or detach from the base, posing a fall hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 58 reports of the high chairs’ seats loosening or detaching from the base. There have been nine reports of children falling as the seat detached from the base, resulting in reports of bumps, bruises and scratches. Graco has received one report of a concussion in Canada.
Description: This recall involves all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes. The high chair has a top seat, bottom leg assembly and removable tray. The high chair is sold with a beige fabric seat cover. Model number 3C00BPN, 3C00BPN TC, 3C00CHY, 3C00CHY TC, 3C00CPO or 3C00CPO TC is printed on a label on the underside of the seat assembly.
Sold at: Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide and at Target.com and Walmart.com and other online retailers between September 2007 and December 2010 for about $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Graco for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm’s website at www.gracobaby.com