Family-centered care (FCC) is a shared approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnership among health care professionals, patients, and families. FCC assures that health care is responsive to priorities, preferences, and values of patients and their families. FCC recognizes that families are essential partners not only to improve the quality and safety of health care for the patient, but also to improve outcomes for the family.
The PAIRED Initiative is currently being piloted by 17 hospitals. Recruitment of hospitals for the expanded PAIRED Initiative is now open. Click on the links below to review the application guide and to apply.
*Application deadline extended until January 14, 2022!*
We have designed PAIRED to help NICUs develop and implement unit-specific strategies that will improve how a family engages with the NICU staff to assist in the care of their infant in a way that provides value to the family and to the NICU team. As its centerpiece project, this initiative will facilitate adoption or expansion of safe skin-to-skin care, which has a growing evidence base for achieving better infant and family outcomes.
The PAIRED Online Tool Box contains project tool kit documents, example policies and educational materials, and more for hospitals who are implementing the PAIRED Initiative.
This resource is updated regularly throughout the project.
Webinar: Where Do We Go from Here? Adopting a Trauma Informed Paradigm in the NICU and Beyond - December 1, 2021
Webinar: Starting Point for Powerful Partnerships in the NICU Using Skin to Skin Care - June 10, 2021
PAIRED Pilot Kick Off - March 19, 2021
Data Introduction Webinar - March 26, 2021
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
Golisano Children's Hospital of South West Florida
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Salah Foundation Children's Hospital
Broward Health Medical Center
South Miami Hospital
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
UF Health Jacksonville
Wolfson Children's Hospital