Here are key links -- more coming!
Highlights of Project History
Total Processes for Hospitals or
On Line Pre-Natal and Telehealth Resources
Rotary Program Director
Exciting News........Total Project Success...Celebration...More
Welcome to the NICU Webcams (formerly NICView) - Rotary joint club website.* Our objective is to share with you the exciting joint venture between District 7910 Rotary clubs and a successful pre-natal program at the UMass Memorial Hospital and UMass Medical School directed by Dr. Alan Picarillo. One goal is educational --- we want to share our excitement and practical steps that may be taken to enable future growth in our district and in other Rotary districts. Another goal is to illustrate that this is a project well worth Rotary club investment because it is not only a great service, but a means to build club membership and inter-club and inter-district cooperation and collaboration.
Here is key information to help you get on the road to NICU Webcams success.
WHAT NICU Webcams is all about:
Joint Rotary Clubs & The Rotary Foundation's impact on Central Massachusetts. Helping our neighbors and their families 24/7 monitor their critical care newborns with special web cameras..
Why NICU Webcams
HOW did the NICU Webcams project develop?
provides a helpful look at how the project developed at UMass...helpful insight
on players and processes which led to success
WHO were sponsors:
Dr. Eric Dickson (left) Jorge
Yarzebski, Westborough Rotary Club, Roy Balfour,
Shrewsbury Rotary Club, Nancy Balfour, and Dr. Alan
Here's how the Rotary part of NICVIEW worked. Rotary clubs supported cameras which provided live views of premature babies (preemies) in their cribs --- viewable by parents, friends, physicians.........the project also welcomed support from businesses and individuals....
Comprehensive Project Overview
Here is a comprehensive illustrated overview of the successul project you can share with your Rotary clubs, partners and prospective partners going forward..
Additionial Helpful Tools
for Future Planning
Hospitals and Rotary clubs have learned
a great deal as they met the goals of the program with a flexible variety
of strategies and tactics. We've boiled them down in a road map you
can use, improve upon and share! We offer two versions, one a Word doc
and the other a pdf you can edit easily.
We also include a brief video as an example of UMASS NICView training
Inside the Hospital...
Texas NICView Video
--- Great perspective on the human value
Mid-January brings the the news that the
Rotary Club of Montachusett Area donated three cameras...with the
support of clubs from Hudson, Fitchburg and Leominster....great club teaming..
We learned that in the first week of December that the Rotary Club of Sturbridge donated a camera to the cause..
The Worcester Rotary Club is in receipt of a check for $1,200 from Bay State Savings Bank for the purchase of a camera for the NIC unit. Check back for an update. The ball just keeps rolling along.
The Rotary Club of Westborough is planning to hold a fund raising event on February 8 to purchase a camera. Stay tuned for more information.
The Evvgirl Foundation Inc. has joined the effort with major contributions and a desire to help replicate the program across the state. Read about Todd Barr and his foundation: Bard family honors family member with NICU cameras. Here is proof that exciting collaborations can be made between Rotary and people, businesses and, in this case, a foundation!
For an visual overview of club donations visit our photo page.
Our first donor story was from Bob Mangan of the Rotary Club of Worcester. Its a fascinating tale of bringing his employer and other clubs to make major contributions to NICVIEW. Click here to read his personal testimony about how to leverage support. If you have a question for Bob drop him an email at email@example.com. We asked Bonnie Doolin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rotary Club of Marlborough's 2012-13 president and activist in you activities, to reflect on the strategy she and her club used for youth engagement and a Rotaract camera donation….a prime Rotary need and door to our future. Click here for Bonnie's story . Check out a photo from the meeting in which her check was presented.
NEED A ROTARY CLUB MEETING SPEAKER?
Topic : NICU serves all of Central MA. Info about the Nicview and other NICU services & needs. Encourage Rotarians to consider being a sponsor of a camera or enjoyable event. We will speak to you. Just advise Roy Balfour of open dates available. email@example.com 508-842-0523
NICVIEW is spreading the word in many different ways. Check out these videos.
FREE TV FOR YOUR CLUB!!!!!
Spread the word by using your local community television station! Click Right Here to learn about a win win strategy and what to do to get your name up in lights.
Here are additional references...stay
tuned as more appear on Rotary support and involvement.
Each tells a good story.
NICVIEW coverage in Shrewsbury Life....comprehensive report
NICView webcams bring neonatals up close for families -- Worcester Telegram
Baylstateparent Magazine Report --- Rotary focus
* Viewers please note that we will be changing the project name from NICView to NICU Webcams as new content is prepared.
This page was created and is edited by Westborough Rotarian Ron Goodenow, Ph.D., who has a long-standing interest and involvement in the field of telemedicine. We want to thank Matthew Von-Maszewski for donating server space and technical help.
Construction Always Underway. Come Back Soon!!
Page revised March 19, 2014