About Our Patients
For the low birth-weight babies in the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit, mother’s milk is vitally important to guard against disease. And few forces on earth are as strong as a mother’s desire to be near her baby and meet the needs of her child. So when a baby is born too soon or too small and must be hospitalized, all other priorities fade into the background — including the need for a restful environment and healthy diet for the nursing mother.
A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. And a comfortable place to rest and spend time with a family member can make a big difference in the emotional and physical health of the patient. However, few families can afford the long hotel stays, compounded by lost income, when a loved one must remain near the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for treatment. Read one woman’s story.