Few things are more upsetting than worrying about your sick baby. Just ask the parents whose high-risk newborns are hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
But families who don’t live near Mount Sinai have another added stress: on top of caring for their infant and recovering from the delivery, they need to find an affordable place to stay.
“Families in need would normally stay at Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House while their babies recover in the Newton Glassman NICU at Mount Sinai,” say Matt D’Orsay. “But with the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronald McDonald House has not been an option for these families.”
Matt, a partner at Ellington Corporate Real Estate Advisors, has launched an innovative initiative that’s bridging this gap for parents who need a place to stay while their sick babies gain strength.