There’s nothing more exciting than the hope and promise of new life. The mother-baby unit at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is a wonderful place for parents and their newborns – and it’s also a welcoming and supportive place for nurses.
Our nurses are bringing a new perspective to the mother-baby experience. It all begins with a patient-first philosophy, including a new couplet care model, and a passion for delivering a positive patient experience.
To deliver this standard of care at Northern Westchester Hospital, nurses are encouraged to enhance their skills and develop their careers by:
- Becoming Certified Breastfeeding Counselors
- Obtaining Electric Fetal Monitoring (EFM) certification
- Pursuing advancement through Clinical Ladder programs
Certification exams are paid for by the hospital to foster career growth. And even more, the hospital provides its nurses with paid time off to attend professional conferences. The hospital partners with Cohen Children’s Medical Center to provide NICU nurses with the best training possible. Other opportunities for advancement include tuition reimbursement, college discounts, fellowships and more. Learn more about careers at NWH.
There is strong collaboration among nurses, obstetricians and pediatricians as well as tremendous respect and involvement from nursing leadership.
“It’s always a team effort. If one area is very busy, another area will go and help them out. We all work together and that’s what I really like about the mother-baby unit.”
–Elizabeth Sanseverino, RN, BSN
And this commitment to patient-first care is a collaborative one. A new couplet care model was designed with input from two moms who worked with NWH’s advisory committee to add their own experiences as former patients. One example of the new couplet care model is focused around helping to ease the nerves new parents may have when leaving the hospital by introducing a unique discharge class to prepare them for this exciting new time of life.
The result is a model within the mother-baby unit that combines the needs of the patient with the expertise of our team.
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