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Special Care Nursery

 

When a newborn comes into the world needing specialized care and attention, nothing is more important to parents than knowing that you and your baby are in the best of hands. At Beverly Hospital, you are.

Our 12-bed, Level II-B Special Care Nursery provides advanced medical care and exceptional family support in a warm and caring environment. In fact, many parents come to think of our staff as part of their extended family and stay in touch long after their baby has gone home.

Our team of Boston Children's Hospital neonatologists, nurses experienced in all aspects of newborn intensive care, respiratory therapists, social workers, and other professionals are exceptionally qualified to meet the medical and emotional needs of newborns and their families.

Our young patients include:

  • Babies, twins and triplets who are born prematurely and need extra time and care to grow stronger
  • Babies who need special monitoring, continuous observation and/or medical interventions
  • Babies who need help breathing until their lungs develop further
  • Babies with health issues who were born at Beverly Hospital or other hospitals and have been stabilized in Boston, but who need additional hospital care, close to home, until they are ready to go home with their parents

Services For Parents

Our Special Care Nursery includes a family sleep room – complete with a couch that converts to a bed, a television, and a bathroom with a shower – so you can stay close to your baby and eliminate the burden of commuting to and from the hospital.

Our patients' parents also have full computer access, which provides the opportunity to look up medical information, access email, and keep in touch with other concerned relatives and friends.

We also give mothers easy access to a hospital grade electric breast pump. This helps mothers whose babies are not yet ready to breastfeed maintain their milk supply, and allows mothers to store breast milk for feedings when she cannot be at the hospital. Lactation consultants also are available to help with special feeding plans.