Neonatal Intensive Care

Community Regional: Destination for high-risk mothers and babies

Brianna Hafen was 29 weeks into her pregnancy and vacationing five hours from her Valley home when her water broke unexpectedly. Through Community Regional Medical Center’s maternal transport program she was able to return home to receive comprehensive care for both her and her unborn baby.

Community Regional experts train honored Afghanistan NICU director

The nursing director of Afghanistan’s first neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) came to Community Regional Medical Center to learn from experts about how to improve care for his tiniest patients. And in turn he shared his experiences caring for fragile newborns with little access to technology. 

First flight for Community Regional’s NICU transport program

Baby Jennifer came weeks too early, arriving after her laboring mother was transferred from a Delano hospital to Community Regional Medical Center, the Valley’s high-risk birthing center where moms and babies stay together.

Gift helps moms and babies get off to a great start

Valley moms and babies now benefit from a $150,000 gift from the Fansler Foundation. The funds provide a digital ultrasound system for the Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and electric breast pumps for the mother/baby unit and high risk antepartum unit at Community Regional Medical Center, as well as equipment, and scholarships for enhanced education in the Mother’s Resource Center on the Community Regional campus.

Gift encourages caregivers for Community’s tiniest patients

Neonatologist Krishnakumar Rajani is known for his big heart, warm smile and words of encouragement to anxious parents with critically ill newborns. Now he’s extending his generous nature further to encourage staff at Community Medical Centers’ neonatal intensive care units.


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Ultimate People: Dr. Krishna Rajani

Dr. Krishna Rajani, neonatologist and medical director of Community Regional Medical Center's Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), was choosen as one of Community Medical Center's Ultimate People for 2012. Dr. Rajani was a leading force in establishing the hospital's NICU and works closely with families who have premature newborns with complex critical needs.

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Terry’s House turns two

Just two years ago in January, Terry’s House opened its doors to families with critically ill or injured loved ones at Community Regional Medical Center … it has been brimming ever since with guests who have found respite and relief.

2012 Ultimate People announced

Community Medical Foundation’s Ultimate People award goes to individuals or organizations that have gone above and beyond in their commitment and support of Community Medical Centers over the last year.

NICU babies benefit from Fansler Foundation gift

Thanks to a $100,000 gift from the Fansler Foundation babies in Community Regional Medical Center’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a little more elbow room to help their healing.

The NICU expanded in 2011 – from 65- to 84-beds – making it one of the largest in California. Work completed on the expanded unit includes updated countertops, painting, flooring and equipment.

Santa Bear visits pediatric patients at Community Regional

For the last few years during the Christmas season, Community Regional Medical Center respiratory therapist Bear Campbell on his day off, dons his Santa suit and rides his motorcycle to Community Regional to deliver special presents to the hospital’s pediatric patients.