Back in history...

Did you know that in 1970 John Kennell, MD, and Marshall Klaus, MD, published findings on parent-infant bonding that helped change practices in premature nurseries and delivery rooms around the country? This research laid the foundation for making family-centered care standard practice in hospitals.

In 1973, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital became one of the first hospitals in the country to allow parents in the pediatric recovery room after surgery. In 1974, the hospital’s nursing staff initiated the ideal of the family-centered model of care as a central guiding principle.

Fast forward to 1997 – the hospital advanced the concept of family-centered care through its new Horvitz Patient Tower, which provides parent sleeping space at every child’s bedside – including the NICU.

Today, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital continues to shape the future of pediatric health care with nationally recognized experts, innovative quality initiatives, leading-edge research, training programs for preparing tomorrow’s pediatric leaders and a dedication to improving children’s health.

Celebrating 125 years

For more historical milestones, visit RainbowBabies.org/timeline.

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