A newborn goes through many physical adjustments and those who are sick need specialized treatment, because they are still rapidly developing.
For newborns needing intensive medical attention, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit offers a caring environment with highly skilled physicians, nurses, and midwives. Our 20-bed capacity unit is equipped with four neonatal incubators for premature newborns. Having The NICU adjacent to the Delivery Room enables us to provide immediate attention to the newborns in need of critical care.
Our staff members care for premature infants and infants who require long term intravenous feedings and infusions, prolonged oxygen support, or tube feeding and breast-feeding support.
Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital
Being a Mother-Baby Friendly hospital, we support breastfeeding initiatives. We have a Breastfeeding Section where all mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their newborns in the NICU unless otherwise contraindicated.
Our family-centered approach encourages baby “rooming- in” so the new mother and her newborn can get to know each other. This also promotes mothers to breastfeed their babies. We have a Lactation Specialist to assist mothers to effectively breastfeed their babies by teaching proper breastfeeding techniques and explaining the importance and advantages of breastfeeding.
Continuing Support for New Moms and Babies
Having a new baby is a monumental adjustment, but one that brings its own set of rewards.
For many moms, questions don’t stop once they leave the hospital. In fact, that’s precisely when questions begin. That is why St. Elizabeth Hospital continues caring for mothers and babies, even when they return home. Our Lactation Specialist will contact mothers to assist with breastfeeding and baby care issues.
Our institution recognizes the importance of early detection of diseases for this makes a difference to every child, especially those diagnosed with rare metabolic disorders.
Newborn screening is the practice of testing every newborn for certain harmful or potentially fatal disorders that aren’t otherwise apparent at birth. Even though these conditions are considered rare and most babies appear well at birth, early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference between lifelong impairment and healthy development.
All babies delivered in St. Elizabeth Hospital Inc. are routinely given newborn screening tests. We also provide newborn screening tests to babies born outside the institution. Results are available within 15-30 days.