Jackson Memorial Hospital is an accredited, non-profit, tertiary care hospital and the major teaching facility for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The hospital is continually ranked in U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Hospitals in America.” As one of the nation’s busiest hospitals based on the number of admissions to a single facility, Jackson Memorial offers a broad range of services and clinical programs by a medical staff that is recognized for their excellent patient care, education and research.
To arrange for a tour of the maternity unit, call 305-585-8733. The hospital also holds a free event for expectant moms who plan to deliver at Jackson Memorial’s Women’s Hospital Center. Participants will be given a tour of the facility and will meet with key personnel. The event usually takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other month at Holtz Center, third floor (Mother/Baby Unit). For specific dates and to pre-register for the event, call 305-585-8733.
Women’s Hospital Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital specializes in high-risk maternity care. The center is also located adjacent to Holtz Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest in the country, which cares for the tiniest and most critical newborns with some of the best outcomes in the world.
Women’s Hospital Center is home to one of the most well-known nurse-midwifery pro¬grams in Miami-Dade County. Certified nurse-midwives are professionals who care for women of all ages and their newborns providing compassionate, individualized care. Nurse-midwives are available to listen, talk, teach, answer questions, prescribe necessary medications and help women make informed decisions about their health. For more information on Jackson’s nurse-midwife service or to schedule an appointment call 305-585-6238.
Mother and Baby Unit
The Mother and Baby Unit in the Women’s Hospital Center has 20 private and 20 semi-private rooms. Doctors, nurses, nurse-midwives, lactation consultants and other members of the maternity team provide all new mothers and their newborns with individualized care to meet their unique needs. All of the rooms on the Mother and Baby Unit have televisions and private rooms include accommodations for one guest to stay with you and your baby overnight. Mothers who deliver vaginally can expect to be in the hospital for about two days while mothers who give birth by cesarean section stay for about three days.
Women’s Hospital Center is equipped with extra safety features to ensure the safety of you and your baby. There is a security guard posted outside of the main entrance to the unit and only guests with passes are allowed to enter. Another safety feature is the security device used to ensure a baby remains on the unit with his or her mother unless it is medically necessary to move the baby to another floor.
After a baby is born at Jackson, a locator device is placed on each baby’s ankle. If a baby wearing this security device is taken outside the unit without security and the nurse’s knowledge, a series of alarms will sound and all doors allowing entrance on to the unit are closed and locked.