Memorial Medical Center-Livingston adds Newborn Channel for new parents


While there may not be a handbook for new parents who are ready to take their little one home from the hospital, Memorial Medical Center-Livingston is now offering additional newborn and parenting information via the patient’s television set.

The Newborn Channel delivers up-to-date information to help prepare new moms when they need it most. New parents and their families can enjoy easy access to highly trusted, professionally endorsed content on topics such as infant and mom care, siblings and family living, work-life balance and more. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to new parents.

“As many of us know, bringing a baby into this world can be a little scary, but because the Newborn Channel is always available for those new parents, this is just one more way for our nursing staff to reach out and help educate moms and dads on the importance of quality care for their newborn,” Memorial Medical Center-Livingston Administrator David LeMonte said.

The Newborn Channel follows American Academy of Pediatrics and Joint Commission guidelines and recommendations to help hospitals fulfill teaching requirements on critical topics including:

  • Infant care and milestones
  • Immunizations
  • First Aid and CPR
  • New mom care 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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It can be accessed on Channel 34 in English and on Channel 35 in Spanish. Programs and transcripts from the Newborn Channel are also available for new parents on demand before, during and after their hospital stay. In addition, patients will be given a password in order to access the Newborn Channel’s website when they return home.

The educational content on the Newborn Channel is overseen and reviewed by a medical advisory board which works diligently to ensure all content is up-to-date and presented in a clear and understandable way for patients and their families.

“Our videos are meant to help demystify diapering, feeding, and caring for both mom and baby,” said Dave Ross, COO of The Wellness Network. “Moms and dads can view programs and talk with the hospital’s educators before they are home on their own with the new baby.”

More information about The Newborn Channel can be found at thenewbornchannel.com.

Cutline: New mom Tasha Wright is one of the many parents who will benefit from the Newborn Channel which is now being shown at Memorial Medical Center-Livingston. Her son Luke Cartwright was born Monday, May 28.

Publish Date: 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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