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2023 Results of the 24-Hour Kangaroo-a-thon during World Prematurity Day

Teams around the world participated in Kangaroo-a-thons this year globally, and below are those that submitted their results to us.

We hosted a 24-Hour on World Prematurity Day, and we have a winner!

Congratulations to Máxima Medical Center, from Netherlands, with 22 babies participating, had an average of 12 hr 5 min and 100% of the babies were held. 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Winners by country:

CANADA: Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (average 3 hr 24 min)
FRANCE: roubaix néonatologie (average 7 hr 54 min)
NETHERLANDS: Máxima Medical Center (average 12 hr 5 min)
UNITED KINGDOM: Exeter Neonatal Unit (average 6 hr 40 min)
UNITED STATES: University Health Truman Medical Center (average 2 hr 15 min)

These teams had 100% of the babies in the team held in kangaroo care on Nov 17: 

Máxima Medical Center Netherlands
roubaix néonatologie France
Exeter Neonatal Unit United Kingdom
Newcastle Neonates United Kingdom
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Canada
The Moncton Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Canada

 

The babies that were held in these teams had average sessions duration of over 5 hours per day:

Team Name City Country Team Size Average Session Duration % of babies held
Newcastle Neonates Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom 5 5:34 100%
Néonatalogie Centre Hospitalier de Calais Calais France 13 6:06 85%
Exeter Neonatal Unit Exeter United Kingdom 14 6:40 100%
Médecine et réanimation néonatale Valenciennes Valenciennes France 17 7:35 94%
roubaix néonatologie roubaix france 16 7:54 100%
Máxima Medical Center Veldhoven Nederland 22 12:05 100%

 

 

These are the results:

(Compare the results with WPD 2022 and with the KangarooAthon from KCD 2023)

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Team Name City State/Province Country TEAM SIZE -  census on
NOV 17, 2023
Average KC Duration per baby
(SESSIONS DURATION 
divided by TEAM SIZE)
 
Average Session Duration:  
(SESSIONS DURATION divided by BABIES HELD)
(Minutes per baby) 
% babies held: 
(BABIES HELD divided by TEAM SIZE)
(% of babies)
 (Hr:Mm per baby)   (Hr:Mm per baby)  %
Máxima Medical Center Veldhoven Noord-Brabant Nederland 22 12:05 12:05 100%
Roubaix Néonatologie roubaix france 16 7:54 7:54 100%
Médecine et réanimation néonatale Valenciennes Valenciennes Nord-Pas-de-Calais France 17 7:08 7:35 94%
Exeter Neonatal Unit Exeter Devon United Kingdom 14 6:40 6:40 100%
Newcastle Neonates Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom 5 5:34 5:34 100%
Néonatalogie Centre Hospitalier de Calais Calais France 13 5:10 6:06 85%
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Montreal Quebec Canada 19 3:24 3:24 100%
Princess Royal University Hospital Neonatal Unit Orpington Bromley, London United Kingdom 9 3:16 4:12 78%
The Moncton Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Moncton New Brunswick Canada 8 2:52 2:52 100%
University Health Truman Medical Center Kansas City, Missouri USA 10 2:15 2:48 80%
King’s College Hospital Neonatal Unit London London United Kingdom 37 1:44 2:13 78%
Franciscan Health-Indianapolis Indianapolis IN USA 17 1:43 3:40 47%
Joyfull Joeys Colton CA USA 11 1:19 2:25 55%
Grey Nuns Hospital (Edmonton) - Covenant Health Edmonton Alberta Canada 22 0:51 1:00 86%
Covenant Healthcare Kangaroo Club Saginaw MI USA 36 0:45 2:16 33%
DEL SOL MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX USA 11 0:45 1:39 45%
Miami Valley Hospital Dayton Ohio USA 52 0:39 3:26 19%
BTMC NICU Glendale AZ USA 39 0:37 4:04 15%
Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center Reno NV USA 2 0:30 1:00 50%
Children's Mercy Kansas City Missouri USA 68 0:28 4:35 10%
Kaiser Anaheim Aanheim California USA 17 0:26 1:04 41%
Woman's Hospital NICU Baton Rouge Louisiana USA 68 0:24 2:08 19%
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati Ohio USA 70 0:18 2:24 13%
Team UAMS NICU Little Rock Arkansas USA 63 0:09 1:58 8%

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