Jan 14, 2020 Jersey City Medical Center and Lord Abbett Deliver New Family-centric Maternity Wing

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With close to a hundred guests comprising hospital executives and medical leadership, key donors and community partners, and elected officials in attendance, Jersey City Medical Center officially opened the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, January 14.

“The partnership of business and health care is critical for the well-being and growth of our community,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center. “Through the generous support and outstanding partnership of Lord Abbett, the Lord Abbett Maternity wing offers a family-centric birthing experience that matches the world-class labor and delivery services available at Jersey City Medical Center.”

The new wing was made possible through a generous $1 million donation from Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC (Lord Abbett), an independent, privately held investment management firm based in Jersey City.

“Lord Abbett recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary. As a firm that believes the strength of the organization is our people—and the strength of our people is family—I can think of no better way to help kick off our next 90 years than with the opening of the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing at Jersey City Medical Center,” said Douglas B. Sieg, Managing Partner, Lord Abbett. “Our partnership with Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health to create this state-of-the-art wing is a meaningful demonstration of our long-term commitment to supporting generations of families in this diverse and vibrant community.”

The new 17,500 square-foot, innovative floor adds 20 private mother-baby rooms, designed to promote family bonding and provide the best outcomes for newborns, mothers, and families. Room features, floor amenities, and modern equipment on the new wing are all focused on providing a family-centric birthing experience. Some of the key features include:

  • Sound dampening floors, LED ambient lighting and a digital thermostat in each room to create a peaceful and comfortable environment
  • Hotel-like accommodations, including a couch that turns into a sleeping space, spacious bathroom, smart TV with streaming service and USB to charge electronic devices
  • Comfortable, modern family waiting and seating areas, and a nutrition room with a refrigerator, ice/water machine and coffee/tea
  • Each room is equipped with a Work station on Wheels (WOW) for nursing charting, keeping the nurse in close proximity of the patient room
  • Halo bassinets have advanced design that provides easier access and support for breastfeeding while also providing a safe sleep space
  • Lactation room with private stalls

Recognized as a national leader in quality, Jersey City Medical Center also offers a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a full range of pre-and post-natal classes. To date, JCMC’s NICU has had zero cases of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), achieving the rare distinction of being “CLABSI-free” for six years.

In 2019, close to 2,000 newborns were welcomed at Jersey City Medical Center, including the successful delivery of the first set of quintuplets born in Hudson County. This year, hospital staff celebrated the birth of New Jersey’s first newborn of 2020 at the stroke of midnight.

To learn more or to schedule a tour of the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing, visit rwjbh.org/maternity.

About Lord Abbett
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC is an independent, privately held firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is one of the oldest money management firms in the United States, and has forged a culture that is built on people, performance, relationships, and organizational agility—and guided by the values of excellence, responsibility, transparency, and collaboration. Lord Abbett manages approximately $194.9 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2019) across a full range of U.S. mutual funds, UCITS Funds, institutional and separately managed accounts, including $1.2 billion for which Lord Abbett provides investment models to managed account sponsors.

About Jersey City Medical Center
The Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor, conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC has received many industry recognitions, including achieving Magnet recognition for a third time for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence; attaining the highest-grade level “A” for safety for 14 reporting periods since 2012; and the Orthopedic Institute being designated as a DNV GL Healthcare-certified Hip & Knee Replacement Program. RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The medical center is also a state-designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. In addition, Jersey City Medical Center is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency/crisis screening programs.

Contact: Sharon Ambis - 551-229-3506 or Sharon.Ambis@rwjbh.org