Jan Lovell
Jan Lovell

Governor Beebe, my question to you is this: WHY do you think this is a good move? The level of care the affected hospitals give is as good as UAMS and ACH. Sometimes there are cases when it is best to ship a baby to them, but not for every baby. Just shipping them is an added risk. Where does UAMS and ACH propose to put these babies?
These facilities stay at near capacity now. Add this new work load, and where do you put them for the 3 months, which is minimum time for most, they will be...

Governor Beebe, my question to you is this: WHY do you think this is a good move? The level of care the affected hospitals give is as good as UAMS and ACH. Sometimes there are cases when it is best to ship a baby to them, but not for every baby. Just shipping them is an added risk. Where does UAMS and ACH propose to put these babies?
These facilities stay at near capacity now. Add this new work load, and where do you put them for the 3 months, which is minimum time for most, they will be there? Where will the extra trained nurses come from to give the care they need?
It is not just the hospital I work at that is hurt by this, but the many families across the state that will be affected. How can you do this to families and babies? As has already been stated, our doctors were ignored by you and the "powers that be."

Sheryl Kaye New
Sheryl Kaye New

Parents have to bond with their babies in the NICU because there is no other choice! Twenty one years ago I gave birth to my Natalie Kaye, weighing 1 lb 3 oz ~ we were with her everyday & she stayed in the unit for almost the first year of her life! Then fourteen years ago I gave birth to my Kerianne Nicole, weighing 2 lbs 8 oz ~ she only spent six weeks in the unit but that is where we bonded on a daily basis! Natalie went to Heaven in 1998 and her little sister was born in 1998 and an...

Parents have to bond with their babies in the NICU because there is no other choice! Twenty one years ago I gave birth to my Natalie Kaye, weighing 1 lb 3 oz ~ we were with her everyday & she stayed in the unit for almost the first year of her life! Then fourteen years ago I gave birth to my Kerianne Nicole, weighing 2 lbs 8 oz ~ she only spent six weeks in the unit but that is where we bonded on a daily basis! Natalie went to Heaven in 1998 and her little sister was born in 1998 and an excellent student at Lisa Academy ~ all children are Miracles <3 <3.

Courtney Tucker James
Courtney Tucker James

As a mother baby nurse in a hospital that will be affected by this decision, I feel that this is a huge mistake. Our nurses are stellar nurses who have worked with these premie babies for decades! They are passionate about what they do and the care they provide.

Lisa Holzhauer Hicks
Lisa Holzhauer Hicks

Thank you for creating this petition. This affects several other NICU's in the state also. I would like for you to know this is supported by UAMS, ACH, ADH, and the governor. Baptist Med Center (and this is not where I work), did not have any say in these guidelines. The neo's there and at SVI were invited to attend meetings, which they did, but their voices were heard and ignored by the powers that be,, and the ultimate decision was made by our governor after listening to other's untruths....

Cindy Robison
Cindy Robison

as a momma whose twins stayed 17 days in the NICU - this time is critical for both babies & mommas. Please make sure the parents are able to stay in the NICU with their babies. It is tragic to go to the hospital expecting great things and having to leave your precious babies at the hospital because you were released.

Joanne Romig Nilsson
Joanne Romig Nilsson

Hi. My 2nd grandson was born at only 24 wks. The bonding period for mother & baby is very very important.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Joanne Romig Nilsson

Yes it is....thank yiu for your support!

Joanne Romig Nilsson
Joanne Romig Nilsson
  • Joanne Romig Nilsson

She's beautiful

Liz Dearman
Liz Dearman

My grandson was in the NICU in Ms. for 7 weeks. I was able to be with him everyday for hours because it was so close to home. It made such a difference in his recovery ! If we were later than normal getting there for our visit, the nurses said he'd get fussy. And many times we'd come in and his crying would stop the minute he'd hear our voices. YES YES YES, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE ! Ya'll are in our prayers

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Liz Dearman

Thank you for sharing!

Liz Dearman
Liz Dearman
  • Liz Dearman

Only right that I do share. I just wish more people would get involved !

Liz McCluskey
Liz McCluskey

My nephew was born 14 weeks too soon, and our family will never forget the amazing care and love provided by the NICU staff in Wilmington, Delaware (Christiana Care Hospital). My nephew is now a healthy and happy toddler :) I have signed this petition, and will urge everyone I know here in NY to do the same. I wish you the best of luck with your cause.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Liz McCluskey

Thank you...we need all the support we can get and appreciate yours!

Josephine Petrelli Hogan
Josephine Petrelli Hogan
  • Liz McCluskey

Awesome place, my brother is the Medical Director at Christiana Care. Was so happy to see you adopted Spike, now Buddy?

Amy Wright
Amy Wright

My daughter was born at 25 weeks old, It is vital the parents are close and able to touch , hear, smell, feel their parents...My daughter is now a normal child with no issues of concern...

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Amy Wright

Wonderful to hear! Thank you for your support!

Cheryle Howard
Cheryle Howard

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe...

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe regularly as one of the things since they get oxygen from the umbilical cord. When a mother is sick it depletes the oxygen the baby gets and causes them to try to breathe. This develops the lungs quicker. I never thought I would thank God for morning sickness morning, noon and night but I did.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Cheryle Howard

What a great story...these are the outcomes we NICU Nurses live for! Thanks for your support!

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