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Mercy Hospital offering enhanced newborn care

Date: 03/29/2021

In collaboration with its Dr. Harry E. Davis Pediatric Center, Northern Light Mercy Hospital has formalized a clinical affiliation with Maine Neonatology Associates, PA (MNA). This new partnership brings patients and families an advanced level of newborn care from a team of board-certified neonatologists, neonatal hospitalists, and neonatal nurse practitioners who are available to provide specialized care in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
“Mercy has welcomed thousands of healthy babies into the world, and this new partnership ensures that more parents have the option of our personalized birthing experience, compassionate care, and clinical excellence,” said Charlie Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital. “Patients can feel secure knowing that the area’s top neonatal specialists will be onsite 24/7 for newborns who may need an extra level of care.”
 
Neonatal services provided at Mercy Hospital include:
  • Attendance at birth when risk factors are identified.
  • Emergency response when infants unexpectedly need additional help at the time of birth.
  • Support of infant breathing through the use of oxygen or other tools such as CPAP.
  • Phototherapy for infant jaundice.
  • IV fluids when needed for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Management of common neonatal complications.
  • Specialized breast feeding support, including outpatient lactation services.
  • Monitoring of infants at risk for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).
 
Additional information on birthing and neonatal services and providers at Mercy Hospital can be found here.