Sanford To Expand Nursery For Special Needs Babies
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center plans to use a new nursery to provide those infants with specialized care.
The new 10-room nursery, which will be completed by the end of the year, is a response to the number of drug-exposed newborns increasing.
Data provided by Sanford shows the number of newborns potentially exposed to drugs has risen since 2014.
The new nursery replaces the current one and features an open floor plan with large windows. The new nursery will serve newborns with a variety of special needs, not just infants exposed to drugs.
Construction on the $3 million nursery began in late July. It is expected to be ready by early January.