What We Do

The Neonatal Comfort Care Team offers a plan of care to provide a comfortable and loving environment for your baby, for the duration of his or her natural life.

Comfort Care Team Members journey closely with you in the following ways:

Neonatologist / Medical Director
Dr. Parravicini meets with you to discuss your baby's condition and plan of medical care after delivery.  She facilitates the discussion regarding the management of your pregnancy and delivery plan with your obstetrician.

Clinical Care Coordinator
Fran McCarthy, RN, explains the Program's services, to ensure your baby's comfort, and provide support for your family.  She also introduces you to the other Team members.

Social Worker
Solimar Santiago-Warner describes the resources available to help you celebrate your baby's life.  She helps coordinate your preferences and social services while in the hospital, and connects you with community resources for post-discharge.

Speech Pathology
Monica Joshi, a trained feeding specialist, assists you and your baby with feeding techniques that can help to keep your baby comfortable via hydration and nutrition.

Child Life
Maryanne Verzosa Fraser provides support to you, your baby and your family, giving insight into sibling-support, preserving precious memories in pictures and assisting in memory-making activities.

Pastoral Care
Emilee Walker-Cornetta and her pastoral care staff provides and coordinates emotional support and spiritual care, including rites and rituals, for you, your baby and your family.