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Oct 24, 2018

“Without Philips we would not have been able to introduce new technology in the NICU”

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Philips featured in the Dutch press on Long-Term Strategic Partnerships with hospitals

"Without Philips we would not have been able to introduce new technology in neonatology and we would have had four incubators less," said Luigi Orfeo, professor of neonatology and head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome. 


It’s a quote that can be found in an on-line article published this week by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The article describes the long-term strategic partnership between Philips and the historic San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome, which is already delivering developmentally focused, family centered mother-and-child care of the highest clinical quality to the citizens of Rome and the surrounding area.

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The 6-year collaboration, which has the development of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at its core, will provide a safe, warm, intimate and supportive environment that facilitates ongoing family contact and reduces neonatal stress – two factors that have a long-lasting impact on child development. 


The article describes Philips’ strategy and plans, the challenges it faced, and the results it achieved in a comprehensive article based on the personal experiences of mothers and interviews with people inside and outside the company.


The article can be found on the website of the NRC here.  With the consent of NRC, the PDF of an English translation of the article can be found here.

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Elena Calamo Specchia

Elena Calamo Specchia

Philips Global Press Office

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