Science, Health and Technology
9:27 am
Thu March 14, 2013

New waiting room at MU Children's Hospital is more than just a room

The kitchen near the newborn intensive care unit waiting area at the MU Children's Hospital includes a large refrigerator for families' groceries. The hopsital celebrated the area's opening Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Annie Trout KBIA

The University of Missouri Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of a new waiting area for its newborn intensive care unit. Hospital officials said accommodating families for longer periods and overnight stays is an important aspect of neonatal intensive care units.

The new waiting room, located right next to the NICU, includes a living room, kitchen, two flat screen TVs and shower facilities.

On Tuesday evening, about 50 family members, supporters, and health care professionals got a preview of the new waiting area.

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