Memorial Hospital East Family Care Birthing Center receives Level II-E designation for its nursery

Memorial Hospital East Family Care Birthing Center receives Level II-E designation for its nursery

“The nursery provides an opportunity for a pre-term baby or a baby born with complications to stay with mom in the community instead of being transferred”

The nursery at Memorial Hospital East Family Care Birthing Center in Shiloh has received designation from the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Women’s Health and Family Services to operate as a Level II-E nursery with extended neonatal capabilities.

Terri Halloran, chief nursing officer at Memorial said the Level II-E designation means it is capable of providing care for infants weighing 2.75 or more pounds, premature infants at 30 or more weeks of gestation and infants requiring extended medical support such as assisted ventilation.

“The nursery provides an opportunity for a pre-term baby or a baby born with complications to stay with mom in the community instead of being transferred,” Halloran said.  “It allows for a continuum of care in the same hospital.”

Memorial’s Family Care Birthing Center in Shiloh offers private suites in which patients can labor, deliver, recover and receive postpartum care in the same room.  For more information about Memorial’s Family Care Birthing Center, visit www.memorialbirthingcenter.com/about.