Drew Brees helps parents and babies weather Hurricane Isaac
POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:49pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WGNO) — In May, Ochsner Medical Center installed a free webcam service in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These cameras came in handy when Hurricane Isaac hit.
A generous donation from Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees and his Brees Dream Foundation helped fund the web cameras. These cameras became especially important during Hurricane Issac, when many parents had to evacuate without their babies or they were unable to visit the hospital.
The NICVIEW cameras allowed parents a virtual connection with their babies since they couldn't be there physically. Ochsner issued a secure username and password for the parents, so they could watch a continuous video stream of their babies on their computers or smart phones, whenever they wanted.
Paige and Paul Prechter used the webcam service provided by Ochsner during Hurricane Isaac. They watched their twin babies, Juliana and Savana throughout the storm.
"It made us feel very comforting to know that we could see them on our computers and iPhones. Just being able to see the babies, made us feel good inside" Paige Prechter said.
Ochsner Medical Center is the only hospital in Louisiana with the NICVIEW service. For more information, please visit ochsner.org/webcam.
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