Drug Abuse Caring for the Smallest Victims of
Pediatric Interim Care Center, The Newborn Nursery

 

Mission Statement

The Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) provides immediate, short-term medical care between hospital and home for medically fragile infants suffering from prenatal drug exposure at a savings to the taxpayers of Washington State. PICC also provides educational and support services to the community in the recognition and management of substance abused infants.

 

Mission Objectives

  •  Provide care by a qualified nursing staff under the direction of pediatric medical directors.
  •  Offer a format of withdrawal that combines high quality medical management with therapeutic handling in a homelike atmosphere.
  • Train and support families in the care of infants to help ensure long-term success.
  • Coordinate with the health community and government agencies in evaluating the incidence, treatment, and long-term follow-up of high risk infants.
  • Use private donations, grants and volunteers to offer our state and local communities a low-cost alternative to traditional hospital care.
  • Maintain an awareness program to inform the community about the dangers of drug abuse during pregnancy and the implications of caring for medically fragile infants.
  • Be a strong advocate for the children.

 

Values

 

 •Professional     •Respectful     •Non-judgmental

•Confidential    •Nurturing     •Diverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICC Board Member with one of our little ones

PICC Board member with one of our babies.

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