3 East | Mother/Baby

Departmental Scope of Services

3 East: Mother/Baby Unit

  • 20 private rooms with daybed for significant other
  • Staffed 24/7 by RNs
  • Nursery in center of unit
  • Family-centered care
  • Rooming in is encouraged
  • Lactation consultants are available

Types of Patients Served

Postpartum patients and healthy newborns are the focus of this unit.

Overview of Department Services

Holistic, family-centered care with an emphasis on education for both new and experienced parents is the goal of this unit. The mom and baby form a couplet and both are assigned to the same nurse. A 24 hour nursery is available as are lactation consultants, pediatric hospitalists, a case manager, obstetric hospitalists and educators.

Staffing Model

  • A patient care coordinator oversees daily unit activities
  • Certified Nursing Assistants provide supportive care
  • Nurse to couplet ratio is 1:4
  • Full-term Nursery Nurse also provides care for the infants and education for the parents (discharge teaching)
  • Lactation consultants on unit Monday through Saturday

Our nurses provide individualized newborn teaching at each mother's bedside prior to discharge. Our goal is to make each family as knowledgeable and comfortable as possible during their short stay with us.

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