Level II Special Care Nursery
We understand that a baby’s admission to the Special Care Nursery can be a stressful and an anxious time for families. The staff of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Special Care Nursery wants you to have the peace of mind knowing our licensed Level II Special Care Nursery is equipped to create a warm, comfortable environment for newborns with medical conditions including:
- Low birth-weight
- Genetic conditions
- Respiratory difficulties
- Drug dependence
Our specially designed rooms also can accommodate multiple births.
With seven private rooms, each designed in a “pinwheel”—a sophisticated arrangement with four fully-equipped cubicles for bassinets—encourages maximum privacy, quiet and bonding time. We encourage you to spend as much time as possible with your newborn during his or her stay in the special care nursery. Overnight accommodations may be available for moms and dads who choose to be with their baby for an extended stay.
Visiting the Special Care Nursery
- For visiting hours, the Special Care Nursery is open for 22 hours every day, 7 days a week. We are closed for shift change and report from 7:00 to 8:00 am, and 7:00 to 8:00 pm. There may be instances when all visitors will be asked to leave the nursery due to the emergent care of another baby.
- Upon arrival to the Special Care Nursery, you will immediately be asked to wash your hands and arms up to the elbow.
- Visitors with possible infections, illnesses or fevers will not be permitted to visit. This includes colds, coughs, flu, cold sores and contagious rashes.
- Up to three people may visit the infant at any one time. This number includes the parents and any siblings. At least one visitor must be wearing the hospital identification armband.
- Siblings must be 3 years old in order to visit and must be accompanied by a parent. You must provide proof of chicken pox immunity to the nursing staff before a child can visit. This can be a vaccination record, a serum titer test result, or a note from your doctor stating that your child had the chicken pox.
- During flu/RSV season (typically November through March, but varies), no one under the age of 14 is allowed to visit. This is for the safety of your infant and all other babies in the nursery.
- Other children who are NOT siblings must be 14 or older to visit.
- No food or beverages, other than water, are permitted in the nursery.
- While in the nursery, please stay within your infant’s designated area/room.
- All cell phones should be turned off, silenced or on vibrate while visiting the Special Care Nursery. This will keep the area quiet for other babies.