The Neonatal and Premature Baby ward at the Barzilai Medical Center received a donation from the Huston Jewish Federation that purchased an advanced monitoring device that will allow to monitor the concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood of premature babies without having to puncture the skin of the baby in order to get an indication of the carbon dioxide level in the blood.
The innovative device provides real-time information that until now could be received only through the puncturing the infant's skin, drawing blood and sending it to the laboratory for results.
The Premature Ward at the Barzilai Medical Center is run by Dr. Samuel (Molly) Zangen who is an expert in the field of internal medicine. The Premature Ward has 16 beds for premature infants and 8 NICU beds.
Dr. Chezi Levy, CEO & Medical Director of the Barzilai Medical Center, welcomed the generous donation and embraced the contribution of this monitor to the wellbeing of our tiny patients and said, "The donation given to the Barzilai Neonatal and Premature Department will enable the medical and support teams to get the most important and reliable information without the need to perform painful tests. Every day we meet families that are fortune to take their babies back home and to raise them as healthy children, all thanks to the professional treatment of the department team. The Barzilai hospital will continue to purchase the most advanced equipment in order to further improve our patients' medical treatment. "