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Because EJGH is committed to providing our smallest patients with the best expert care and innovative advances in neonatal medical practices, we are able to treat and save some of the most vulnerable babies born in our hospital and support the growth and well being of babies born without risk. At East Jefferson General Hospital, we are proud of the fact that our focus is not only high tech, but also high touch. We are committed to promoting skin-to-skin contact between parents and their infants and to providing families with access to board-certified lactation consultants.


  • Mothers and infants remain together 24 hours a day—a practice that has been shown in recent years to have many physical and psychological benefits for both mother and child. Read more about the benefits of rooming-in.
  • Assistance and education on skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding is offered in your room.
  • Breastfeeding mothers receive daily visits from our nurses who are Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

Level II Nursery:

  • Provides care for newborns that are not in critical condition but who require closer observation
  • Is staffed by specially trained physicians, nurses and medical professionals

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):

  • Provides specialized care specific to the needs of both the baby and family
  • Combines efforts from colleagues around the country and implements cutting-edge technologies and treatments. In addition, board certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners are available 24/7
  • Unites registered nurses, neonatal respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, chaplains and social services to all work as part of the care team with one goal in mind — a positive outcome for all families
  • Offers CPR instruction (in accordance to American Heart Association guidelines) specifically for parents of NICU babies to ease with the transition from hospital to home

First Night Room

EJGH's First Night Room allows parents to spend their first night with their special needs infant in the hospital prior to discharge. In addition to the bonding experience, it helps parents become comfortable with their caring for the particular needs of their baby, understand the medical equipment and medicines required when they get home and gives them the opportunity to care for the child in a controlled hospital environment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:57 PM

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I had the privilege of delivering all three of my baby girls at EJGH and the care was exemplary each and every time. I have made friends and in some cases second family members with the staff at EJ. They were so gentle with us when Anne Grace died. It became clear that their work isn't just a job but a calling.


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