Description of Services
The Women & Newborn Unit focuses on you and your individual experience during a very special time in your life. Our team of experts are dedicated to the health and wellness of your baby, encouraging individual birth preferences whenever possible. For information or questions call (740) 374-1448.
- Pre-pregnancy planning
- Pregnancy education
- Wayne Street prenatal clinic
- Childbirth education classes
- One-to-one nursing care during active labor
- Personalized anesthesia services
- Specialized newborn hearing tests
- Lactation consultation
All of our doors and elevators are equipped with a high-tech alarm system. At the time of birth, an electronic identification band will be placed on your child's leg. The band will automatically lock any door, elevator or exit when the baby is carried within 10 feet of it and sound an alarm. The bands are also monitored, pinpointing the baby's location at any time.
A visitor identification process that allows for the safety and healthy recovery of our patients while permitting the support of visitors has recently been implemented.
All OB/GYN patients recovering on our unit will be asked to complete a guest list that includes the nine individuals who will be their primary support. Upon your visitor’s arrival to our unit, those that you have on your guest list will be issued a blue bracelet.
The nine guests who you list as the recipients of the bracelets may take turns visiting two at a time until you begin pushing during labor. Once you begin pushing, to assure your privacy, visitors will be limited to two guests who will be present during your birth (guests are no longer permitted to take turns). Visitors who are not in the room with you are required to wait in the third floor lobby for the safety and confidentiality of all our guests and patients.
Visiting policies after delivery once transferred to your mother baby room:
- The primary support person who has the second set of baby identification bracelets & a blue bracelet may stay 24 hours a day during your stay in the hospital.
- The eight additional support individuals you have chosen to give blue bracelets may visit 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Siblings of your newborn may visit 3-8 p.m. daily, providing they have not had a fever with a cough and or drainage from their nose in the last two weeks.
- Friends and family who are at least 10 years of age may visit 3 – 8 p.m. daily, providing they have not had a fever with a cough and or drainage from their nose in the last two weeks.
- Children under the age of 10 who are not siblings of the newborn are not permitted to visit at this time.