We offer a full range of services to support you and your family. Please feel free to talk to any of our RICN nurses for more information on these and other programs:
Just because your baby is hospitalized does not mean that you have to give up breast-feeding. Breast milk is ideal for premature infants. An electric breast pump is available in the Nursery for your use.
We offer the area's only certified lactation consultant and three breastfeeding counselors to help you get started, answer your questions and track your progress. Services include prenatal/postnatal education and support, bedside education, follow-up telephone calls, follow-up outpatient visits, home health visits, weigh-in clinic, support group and more. For more information, please call (814)534-3144.
This developmental program tracks the progress of high-risk babies cared for in the Regional Intensive Care Unit. Working with physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals, developmental experts within Conemaugh Health System evaluate the medical, developmental and physical progress of at-risk babies.
Newborn Hearing and Other Screenings
Hearing impairment is one of the most common birth defects in the U.S., yet hearing problems are typically not discovered until age two or three -- a delay that can impair a child's language, academic and social development. At MMC, infant hearing is tested 24 - 48 hours after birth. Screenings are also provided for more than 30 inherited disorders that can be serious and sometimes life-threatening. If detected early, care and treatment can be provided before any long-term problems take root.
Additional services include:
- A baby picture service. Please inform a staff member if you are interested, as a card must be signed before the picture is taken.
- Infant CPR classes, recommended before you take your baby home.
- Home health care services for home visits following your baby's discharge. This nurse answers any questions you may have or assists in your baby's care.
- Physician-ordered Early Intervention Program.
If you are interested or want more information on any of the services, please contact any of the RICN nurses.