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Hello Dr Ackerman,

In reading the paper today, I ran across the article regarding Lewis Gales appeal to establish a NICU. While I am not sure what you can share on the idea, several questions entered my mind and hopefully you can shed some light on the situation. I am somewhat familiar with Lewis Gale as they were not prepared as a facility to treat my son back in 2008. He was 8yrs at the time. The lack of Pediatric Specialists and devoted team to the Pediatric patients left the care lacking in many ways. Thankfully we were transferred over to your Childrens Hospital and have sought care there when needed either with the hospital or ongoing with the Pediatric Pulmonology group. How would Lewis Gale with a NICU be able to provide specialized care and support to these babies if they do not have a dedicated group of Pediatric Specialists in the various fields?


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