- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A woman says a partnership between an Alabama hospital and Florida-based physician provider may have changed the outcome after the delivery of her premature baby this year.

Olivia Foreman tells The Dothan Eagle (https://bit.ly/1mcLOCS ) that her 35-week-old son faced the possibility of being transferred after having complications. But her son was successfully cared for through the Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Center’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which opened Oct. 1.

Neonatologists were provided through Sheridan Healthcare to head the NICU, while local nurses and staff provide around-the-clock care for premature infants that are at least over 28 weeks’ gestation but experience breathing difficulties or prematurity-related infections.

A Flowers Hospital spokeswoman says the hospital utilizes hospitalist services primarily within the adult inpatient arena and pediatrics.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

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