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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Opens New and Improved Maternity Unit

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Maternity Unit Ribbon Cutting

Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey helps (to his right) Amy Doran, RN, MSN, APN-C, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services; La Shawn Jemison, MSN, MBA, RN, Director Patient Care, Perinatal Services; senior administrators and maternity unit staff to officially cut the ribbon and open the new maternity unit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

 


Newark, NJ (October 11) - The maternity unit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is now a 34-bed private room Women’s Health Unit. The unit has been completely renovated to provide every family with a private room, equipped with Wi-Fi access, lounge chairs and a private bathroom. The renovation includes the addition of 13 new spacious suites.

“We are committed to ensuring that mothers and their newborns receive excellent medical care in an environment that fosters their well-being. This new unit is just one of the many ways we meet the evolving needs of our new families and help them get off to a healthy start in life,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

More than 3,000 babies are born at Newark Beth Israel each year. These newborns and their families have access to premier health care services at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey including prenatal, neonatal and pediatric care and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Newly Renovated Women's Health Unit Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

The newly renovated Women's Health Unit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey

 

New mothers will now benefit from one-on-one lactation consultations in the new private rooms as well as education on how to care for their babies after discharge. The Women’s Health Unit will also offer families a special congratulatory dinner the night before discharge and a congratulatory cake to help them continue the celebration at home with family and friends.


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s top five heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community.

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns.

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