Why Deliver at JPS
High Risk Obstetrics
JPS knows that a complicated pregnancy can be both upsetting and stressful. That's why our High-Risk Maternity Unit is dedicated to taking care of women experiencing health challenges during pregnancy, premature labor or similar conditions that require hospital bed rest. This special unit offers a quiet environment equipped with comfortable amenities.
The unit is staffed with physicians and nurses trained to focus on your special needs. Other members of our health care team available to you during your stay include social services, pastoral care, dietitians, lactation consultants and respiratory, physical and occupational therapists. Perinatologists (physicians with advanced high-risk pregnancy training) are available 24 hours a day for consultations with your primary care physician. And neonatologists from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are also available to assist families with information regarding newborns with exceptional needs.
Visitors are welcome daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For your comfort, visitation is limited to two people at a time. Children may also visit during the normal visiting hours, but must be accompanied by an adult other than yourself. If you wish, your support person may spend the night with you as well.
Intensive Care Unit
JPS knows that the critically ill need specialized care around the clock. That's why we have several Intensive Care Units for children of all ages.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The unit is busy; an average of 600 infants a year are admitted and stay anywhere from a few days to three or four months, depending on their medical condition. The types of medical challenges treated in the unit include:
- Pre-term birth. Babies born at 23 weeks gestation and weighing at least 1 lb.
- Babies born with an infection.
- Babies who are stressed during birth and need more attention than in the newborn nursery.
- Babies that require a higher level of care than given in traditional Mother/Baby units.
Level II & Level III NICU
The NICU is licensed for two levels of intensity: Level III, (the highest) has 30 infant beds and Level II has 15 infant beds. A highly skilled and experienced nursing team and six physicians board-certified in neonatology provide care around the clock for our "littlest patients."
Neonatal Transport Team
An infant transport team travels by ambulance or medical helicopter to pick up infants from Metroplex - provided by CareFlight - infants are transported to Cook's Children's if higher level of care including surgical treatment is needed for your infant.
Premature babies always receive a hearing and developmental assessment to determine the need for additional services such as rehabilitation before they go home. Should developmental or medical follow-up be required, arrangements are made prior to the baby's discharge.