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The department cares for new mothers and their babies along with high-risk ante partum patients and is located behind a set of locked doors on the second floor. A family-centered approach is used to facilitate teaching/learning for parents, siblings and primary care givers. A security guard is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assure that all babies are safe. The unit is designed to allow new mothers the rest and recuperation time needed in a friendly environment and offers:
  • Compassionate care for newborns in newborn nursery
  • Postpartum care (care after delivery)
  • Certified lactation consultants [(304) 388-2180]
  • Ante partum care - cares for and manages patients who have complications with their pregnancy prior to delivery that result in hospital stay
  • Step down nursery
  • Free paternity notaries (if needed)
  • Massage therapy and physical therapy services available with physician order
Specialty: Care of the antepartum, postpartum and newborn
Capacity: 52-crib nursery; 46 beds
Staff: Registered nurses, LPN-PHs, nursing assistants, nurse externs, health unit coordinators, lactation consultants
Care focus: Team care
Patient type: Antepartum, postpartum, newborns; high-risk referral center for antepartum; intermediate care of sick newborns
Phone: (304) 388-2181

Visiting hours:

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Click here for directions to the department   |   Click here for information on our maternity services

Our Mission: Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.       © 2015 CAMC Health System, Inc.