The Family Birth Center at Jackson, where new mothers and babies are extra special and patients can expect family-centered care to be the cornerstone of obstetrics.
Our New Addition
To carry through our goal of giving every new mom and baby the personalized care they deserve, we began a $3-million renovation to the unit in February of 2015. The first phase of the project, which includes eight new patient rooms and ditional patient rooms, a nurses' station and the elevator lobby. As families enter the elevator lobby, they will be greeted with a tile mosaic that sets the stage for the warm, welcoming environment that will continue throughout their stay at Jackson Hospital.
This unit is complemented by a large Level Two nursery equipped with some of the latest technology to enable us to care for both well and sick newborns. A series of educational sessions on the birthing experience, prenatal care and breastfeeding are available to all mothers planning to deliver at Jackson. But, parenting isn't just for moms. That's why spouses and grandparents are invited to attend, too.
Special Care for Kids, Too
For our young patients, the hospital stay doesn't have to be a strange and frightening experience. With the help of our specially trained nursing staff, our young patients can feel a little more comfortable about their stay away from home. Because we want your child to be more at ease, we ask that an adult stay at all times in the room with infants and children up to six years old. We allow one adult to spend the night with a child of any age.
A New Life Can Save a Life
When mothers deliver at Jackson Hospital, they also have the opportunity to provide life-saving cord blood to someone in need.
Cord blood, rich with blood-forming stem cells, can help patients who are in need of a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant. Cord blood transplants (an alternative to bone marrow transplants) have successfully been used to treated cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease. After a patient’s diseased marrow is destroyed, the transplanted cord blood stem cells act like seeds to re-grow healthy, functioning marrow.
Watch the short video below to find out more about free cord blood donation through LifeCord Cord Blood Bank.
LifeCord 101 from LifeSouthCBC on Vimeo.