Topic: In The News
Early this year, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center opened a 6-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies who need a little more love and attention when they come into the world.
For the last 10 years, our Family Birth Center has offered the great Kaiser Permanente doctors, nurses and staff to offer care that members know and trust, including board certified physicians, in-house anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, midwives, and lactation consultants.
With the opening of our NICU, we can keep babies closer to home, closer to their parents, to be cared for by our amazing team that can help them get the best start in life.
By: Heidi Schrumpf, JD, PhD
Behavioral Health Manager and Psychologist, Kaiser Permanente
It is no secret that technology, social media, and various apps are dominant forces in our daily lives. They’ve brought many added values: connecting friends across distances, low-cost entertainment, increased access to education, platforms for advocacy, and streamlining businesses and products to name a few. However, these benefits have not come without costs. Since the invention of social media, teen suicides have drastically increased. Nonstop and immediate access to others plays a role in increased stress and burn out. Many would say despite increased communication, it has decreased the general human connection, empathy, and experience. As with all things, balance with technology is key.