NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—St. Peter's University Hospital has recently expanded and redesigined their perinatal center. The new modernized facility is now equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including an Antenatal Testing Unit
St. Peter's now offers a Perinatal Emergency Triage and Treatment Unit, an eight-bed unit serves that will serve as an emergency room for pregnant women, along with a High-Risk Antepartum Unit that will treat women with chornic medical coniditions or complex pregnacies.
The center's new Antenatal Testing Unit will provide advanced ultrasound testing and interventional procedures such as third-trimester ultrasound screening for chromosomal abnormalities, 3-D ultrasound screenings, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal cardiovascular evaluation, and fetal survelliance.
Along with the Antenatal Testing Unit the hospital is also opening a new Institute for Genetic Medecine.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will provide medical needs for babies born prematurely, and a recent affiliation with Columbia University Medical Center makes St. Peter's the only hospital in New Jersey to be a part of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network.
"The network is a cutting-edge resource," said Marian Lake, MFM nurse manager, "enabling Saint Peter's to offer the most up-to-date, best care that is available in today's science for the health and well-being of women, their childen, and their families".