"It takes any individual about two minutes to be in a NICU unit to see a baby that is basically crying 24/7, and when you look at the ravages of withdrawal on a newborn, and you put on your fiscal hat and think about what's best for the baby and taxpayer, it makes sense," Jenkins said.
Jenkins, president of the board of directors of Lily's Place, said beds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit generally cost a couple of thousands of dollars a night; at the new facility, it will be more like a couple of hundred.
Lily's Place could use baby products as well as cash. The address is:
1320 Seventh Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701
The web address is http://www.lilysplace.org.