New Children’s National Fetal Medicine Institute Offers Advanced Diagnostics and Patient Care
May 13, 2014
Washington, DC— For expectant parents, waiting for news about the health of their unborn children can be extremely stressful. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon, the Children’s National Health System opened the Fetal Medicine Institute to provide these parents with advanced fetal and newborn care and cutting-edge diagnostics.
“We feel that the main challenge for fetal medicine, in general, remains diagnostic. Being able to detect a fetus that is not thriving is still difficult. Our long-term goal is to intervene before fetuses become harmed by an adverse intrauterine environment,” says Adre J. du Plessis, MBChB, MPH, Division Chief of Fetal and Transitional Medicine and Director of the Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National.
The new 3,400 square foot space is centrally located on the third floor of the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine in Washington, DC.
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