Nurses' encouragement of your participation in your baby's care when possible

Following their baby’s hospital stay in the intensive care unit (NICU), parents are surveyed about the care. One question is regarding whether they felt nurses encouraged them to participate in care, such as changing diapers or taking temperature. The possible answers are: Very good, good, fair, poor and very poor.

Research has shown that the interaction premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have with their caregivers has an impact on their development and can have an influence on the course of their hospital stay. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s NICU, we strive to provide the best care for each infant, while encouraging parents to participate in their child’s care whenever possible. When a hospital performs well in this measure, it may indicate that they provide a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of parents who reported that nurses encouragement was either “very good” or “good.”

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.  

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2014 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 99
National Database Participant Comparison 94
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2014 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 97 97 94 98 93 96 96 99
National Database Participant Comparison 96 94 93 93 94 95 96 94
Source:Press Ganey Associates www.pressganey.com
Nurses' encouragement of your participation in your baby's care when possible (bathing, feeding, temperature taking, Kangaroo Care)