Edward Hospital's all-private Mother/Baby rooms offer the style and comforts of home, including a comfortable sleeper sofa and a flat screen TV with inputs for your camera and camcorder. You'll also enjoy our family lounges and a remodeled nursery with a baby spa for infant massages and baths. We encourage skin-to-skin contact with your newborn for bonding during that first important hour. We offer daily neck and shoulder massage for mom from our own massage therapist.
Features of the remodeled, all private Mother/Baby rooms:
- Comfortable overnight pull-out bed accommodations for dad
- Flat panel TV with DVD player and A/V hook-up for cameras and camcorders
- Shelving to display gifts and mementos
- Seating for visitors
- Private bathroom with shower, hair dryer and toiletries
- Free wireless Internet access
The new units also have:
- A baby spa to pamper newborns
- Family lounge with comfortable seating and flat panel TV
The new look and comforts are part of an overall renovation of the Women & Children's area of the hospital, which includes:
Expansion/renovation of Edward's NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit), which will result in 22 private rooms with sleeping space for parents to provide the privacy and comfort needed for treatment, consultation with doctors and nurses, and time alone for mom, dad and newborn.
Renovation of Edward's pediatric patient rooms, PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) and Pediatric Special Procedure Area which is used for diagnostic imaging, infant hearing, hematology/oncology and other testing and treatment. All pediatric patient rooms undergoing renovation will be outfitted with high-tech equipment that will allow them to function as an intensive care room when necessary, meaning a sick child won't have to be moved from one room and unit to another room and unit.
The first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Illinois. The nearly 2,000-square foot Ronald McDonald Family Room will be a short walk from the NICU and PICU and offer parents a place to rest and regroup at the hospital. It will open in early 2012 and provide a large living room with relaxation areas, a kitchen and an educational resource area with Internet access. A playroom for patients and siblings, sleeping rooms and showers will also be available.
Learn more about the Edward Foundation KidsCare Campaign at edward.org/kidscare.