PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center is committed to “growing forward” by providing the latest technology and expertise in medicine to ensure the best patient care available. That philosophy extends to even the region’s tiniest patients thanks to one of its latest partnerships.
Ped For All is an independent neonatal group which provides pediatric coverage for hospitals in Tennessee and has been covering the nursery at HCMC since the spring of 2019. The Nashville-based company cares for all newborn babies at HCMC, but specializes in newborns that need special care.
A pediatrician or neonatal nurse practitioner is on-site 24 hours per day, which is an improvement from the past where a provider was on call, but perhaps 30 minutes away from the hospital. When a pediatrician is not physically on-site, the physician can evaluate newborns through telemedicine, which is enhanced further by the use of a Bluetooth-equipped stethoscope so the physician can listen to a heartbeat remotely.
All of these improvements, from specialists to equipment, mean improved care for the newborn, as well as peace-of-mind for the family, according to Elizabeth Brogdon, NPP, one of several neonatal nurse practitioners who work the HCMC nursery.
“Previously, any baby who might have needed a special care nursery had to be transferred out to another facility in Nashville or Jackson or even Memphis,” Brogdon explained. “Now that we have 24/7 coverage, we can keep them here in our unit. That way, the family can do some bonding with the baby or a mother can still breastfeed, which has such a positive impact on special care babies.”
Ped For All providers round on all newborns who have been birthed in the Women’s Center at Henry County Medical Center and are trained to provider care in neonatal emergencies. To watch a video on the program, check it out on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/bnRWF4Z88N0
The HCMC Women’s Center is state-of-the-art in the birthing experience. From pre-natal to post-natal, we will meet your needs:
- Individual labor support
- Breast feeding support
- Infant security
- Centralized monitoring of mother in labor
- Private birthing/after births rooms and Jacuzzi-tubs
- Special gifts and baby billboard announcement
- Family friendly environment
- After surgery care
The Women’s Center also offers gynecological surgery post-op care to women. And, HCMC now offers a Special Care Nursery and neonatology services through Ped For All.
For more information on our services as well as the OB/GYNs at HCMC, check out our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or call us 731-644-3463.
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.