The Mission of the Family Support Network. …to promote and provide support for families with children who have special needs, premature births, and chronic illness. FSN of Central Carolina. FSN of Mecklenburg County. FSN of Northeastern NC. FSN of the Crystal Coast.
…to promote and provide support for families with children who have special needs,
and chronic illness.
FSN of Central Carolina
FSN of Mecklenburg County
FSN of Northeastern NC
FSN of the Crystal Coast
FSN of Northern Piedmont
FSN of Eastern NC
FSN of Region A
FSN of the Foothills
FSN of the Sandhills
FSN of Greater Cape Fear Region
FSN of Southeastern NC
FSN of Greater Forsyth
FSN of Southern Piedmont
FSN of the High Country
FSN of Wake County
FSN of Western Carolina
“Families are at a very vulnerable time during the birth & recovery of a sick infant. They need support & nurturing to be able to parent their fragile infant. Our focus must be to support the family unit for they are the one constant in this infant’s life.”
Ann Ramirez, Mission Hospital, Asheville.
58% (262 of 452) of the NICU beds in North Carolina are served by Family Support Network Programs.
Additional NICU’s have family support activities through programs such as March of Dimes and Smart Start.
“Family-centered care and the Family Support Network are a vital part of comprehensive care for critically-ill newborns. FSN services and resources help our NICU families and staff to deal with the many stresses and challenges that come with neonatal intensive care.”
Dr. Stephen Engelke, neonatologist, PCMH
“I will never be able to say thank you enough for the support and
encouragement given to me and my family. “
“The care we provide infants at the start of their lives is just the beginning. It is imperative that we also care for, support and educate their families so that the good intentions we put in place early can be nurtured and carried forth to greater fruition.”
Dr. Paul Fairgay- Mission Hospital, Asheville
“Thank you for valuing my opinions.”
“Parents should be consistently involved on all committees--NICU- and Hospital-wide, which affect patient care; parent-to-parent matching needs to be organized; regular opportunities for parents of NICU grads to host lunches/dinners for current families; need greater diversity on the Family Advisory Board.”
FSN-NC State Office