Jackson provides many programs and services specific to women and children.
New mothers and babies are extra special at Jackson Hospital, where family-centered care is the cornerstone of obstetrics. In February 2015, renovations began on our Mom & Baby Center. Jackson Hospital's foundation is funding the $3-million renovation, which should be completed by the end of 2015. The new rooms will focus on family-centered care, while providing a warm, welcoming environment for patients. Rooms will be large and inviting, while still giving patients the privacy they deserve during this special time.
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, breastfeeding, and Lamaze are available to all mothers planning to deliver at Jackson.
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.
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.