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The Women's Care Center at Covenant Children's Hospital

Your Newborn’s Safety - Parents as Partners Program

The safety and well-being of our babies is very important to our team. It is one of our top priorities. We have a Parents as Partners Program that provides layers of safety and protection.

Key elements:

  • Maternity Center staff members all wear easily recognizable photo ID badges with a specialized logo.
  • All new caregivers will be introduced to you by your nurse.
  • Your baby will remain in your room, under your direct care and supervision.
  • Your caregivers and your baby’s physician are the only person who should take your baby out of your room, and you are encouraged to accompany your baby.
  • You are encouraged to always verify any caregiver with the Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager if needed.
  • Our state-of-the-art electronic band system includes a small plastic transmitter that is attached to your baby’s ankle after birth. If your baby is brought close to any of the exit doors, an alarm will be sounded.
  • Video cameras, monitored at the nurses’ station, track all comings and goings on the unit.
  • Matching ID bands will be placed on the mother, baby and support person right after the birth.
  • Baby footprints, thumb prints and infant photo will be taken for ID purposes after birth.
  • Hospital-wide protective system is in place so all staff at Covenant help in your baby’s protection
  • Parents are educated on Newborn Safety through our maternity classes. At the hospital nurses will review our Parents as Partners Program.
  • Following the Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Recommendations, we do not publish birth announcements in our local paper.

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