LONG BRANCH, NJ – More expectant parents turn to Monmouth Medical Center than any other hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
To continue to meet this growing need, Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is undergoing several expansions, including offering a new postpartum pavilion and an additional newborn nursery at The Eisenberg Family Center, as well as an expanded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) within the Regional Newborn Center of The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth.
“We believe that this project fosters our family-centered care philosophy and promotes mother/baby care as we prepare new families for the journey home,” says Kathleen Windram, R.N., M.S.N., BSHA, administrative director, Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. “While we make these exciting changes, the focus of The Eisenberg Family Center always will remain on the mother, baby and family together.”
The new postpartum pavilion will include private patient rooms that, like the existing postpartum unit, provide homelike accommodations including hotel-like amenities such as flat-screen televisions and WiFi Internet access for women recovering from childbirth, as well as a comfortable environment to welcome family and friends. The new pavilion also will house a newborn nursery with the latest technology to support the highest quality infant care.
In addition to the expansion of The Eisenberg Family Center, Monmouth Medical Center is also undergoing changes to provide high level care to more newborns in need of special services. Currently, the NICU treats 550 infants each year for prematurity, low birth weight, acute illness and congenital disorders, as well as those requiring emergency surgery. The expansion will allow the NICU to provide this high level care to more infants. Each room in the new unit was designed to offer a family-centered care approach with dim lighting, soothing colors and a quiet atmosphere. The unit also features a family waiting area and a parent transition room to allow parents to prepare for discharge.
For information on The Eisenberg Family Center or the Regional Newborn Center at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Date: June 27, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan