We invite you to review this information, and we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have. We want you to have an excellent birthing experience and a wonderful stay in the Women’s Center at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
NATIONAL SAFE SLEEP HOSPITAL
Jackson County Memorial Hospital is excited to announce that it has been officially recognized as a Cribs for Kids® National Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital. The Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program awards recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant, sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on best safe sleep practices. JCMH is proud to hold this new title!
JCMH recently received Bronze Certification for meeting Cribs for Kids guidelines. As a result, we are able to provide new mothers with one free Halo Sleep Sack, education and handouts depicting a safe sleep environment. Congratulations to the Women’s Center staff and their dedication to providing the best care and training for new mothers and their babies!
Best Practices for Safe Sleep
Here are tips to help create a safer sleep environment:
- Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep:
- Alone – baby sleeps alone, without other objects, caregivers, or siblings
- Back – baby sleeps on his/her back
- Crib – baby sleeps on his/her own sleeping space, such as a crib or a bassinet
- Until their first birthday, place your baby on their back to sleep for naps and at night.
- Place your baby to sleep on a firm sleep surface covered by a fitted sheet.
- Room-sharing is recommended – keep baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first six months, but do not let your baby sleep with you or anyone else in bed (co-bedding).
- If your baby falls asleep in a car seat, stroller or other carrier, move them to a firm sleep surface such as a crib, bassinet or portable crib for sleep.
- Never place your baby to sleep on a couch, sofa, or armchair.
- Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
- If you give your baby a pacifier, use one that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to decrease risk of choking or strangling.
- Breastfeed your baby (studies show babies who breastfeed have a lower risk for SUID (Sudden Unexplained Infant Death)).
We want to answer any questions you might have about your upcoming birthing experience and stay at JCMH. JCMH endorses the Speak Up initiative: if something isn’t working correctly in your room, we ask that you please notify any staff member. We want the opportunity to remedy whatever problem you may be having as soon as possible.
Because of COVID_19, we have not had in-person childbirthing classes.
We are offering an excellent resource, www.ExpectingPlus.com – and use enrollment code JCMHALTUS-EXP
See the flyer for details – and there is also a spanish option on the same page –
We understand the importance of having support persons with you during the birthing experience. In order to better serve you, we ask that you choose support persons ahead of time to accompany you during labor. We ask that any other friends and family members wait in the Women’s Center waiting room. This will allow us to focus on you and your baby, giving you the personal and skilled care that you deserve. Hospital visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Quiet Time is observed daily between 1 and 3 p.m. to allow Mom and baby uninterrupted time to rest and bond.
Inpatient Room Service is offered from 7 am – 6:30 pm by calling x5165 from your room or from outside the hospital (580) 379-5175. One free guest tray per meal is also provided for your convenience.
We know that the first few days you will spend with your newborn are extremely important. Once the baby is delivered, self-care is promoted. Rooming in is also promoted because it allows you to get to know your newborn. Comfortable LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum) rooms provide wonderful accommodations for you during your delivery and for your visiting friends and family members.
Babygrams from Radiology
A Babygram is an ultrasound of your unborn baby done between 20 and 30 weeks of gestation. This can let you know the sex of the baby as well as give you images to take home and a video of the new addition to your family.
Schedule Your Own Babygram
You may schedule an appointment at (580) 379-5100. The charge is $120.75 due at the time of the exam. This will include the exam, images and a keepsake videotape.
We want to answer any questions you might have about your upcoming birthing experience and stay at JCMH. JCMH endorses the Speak Up initiative: if something isn’t working correctly in your room, we ask that you please notify any staff member. We want the opportunity to remedy whatever problem you may be having as soon as possible. Please feel free to call the Nurse Manager of Women’s Center at (580) 379-5220.
When You Go Home
At JCMH, we understand the importance of customer service. One way that we measure our patient satisfaction is by sending each inpatient a survey asking about their recent stay. Each returned survey is carefully reviewed. When you leave our facility, we want you to be more than pleased with your stay at JCMH. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing you with very good care.
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