A special place: Sanford's nursery for special care infants to open next week
January 10, 2017
BEMIDJI—When Jamie Salmonson's daughter Frankie was delivered by emergency cesarean section eight weeks before she was due, mother and baby had to spend weeks at the University of Minnesota hospital, hours away from home.
But Sanford Bemidji Medical Center's new special care nursery aims to help mothers like Salmonson and premature infants like Frankie receive care locally. The nursery, set to open the third week of January, is equipped to treat special-needs babies born after 32 weeks of gestation; previously, Sanford could only care for babies born after 34 weeks.