An academic medical center and a community hospital came together to become
baby Avery’s health care team.
Washington Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are teaming
up to bring you outstanding health care in our community.
Jennifer Lo’s daughter Avery was born somewhat prematurely at 37
weeks. She was unable to maintain a healthy blood sugar level without
intervention, so she was transferred to Washington Special Care Nursery
which is staffed by a UCSF neonatologist. After a few days baby Avery
was supposed to go home, but her nurse saw that she had apnea–a
condition where a baby “forgets” to breathe which can occur
in preemies. She stayed in the Washington Special Care Nursery an extra
three days so nurses could monitor her breathing, and luckily, they did
not have to intervene medically. Meanwhile, mother Jennifer learned what
to look for and what to do (such as how to stimulate the baby) if she
noticed signs of apnea. This new team of award-winning hospitals came
together to bring the best health care to Avery Lo, Jennifer Lo and their family.