Mother-Baby Unit

Mother-Baby Unit

Welcome to the Mother-Baby Unit located on 3 South. We wish you a happy and healthy recovery and hospital stay.

The Mother-Baby Unit is a team of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses working together with other services to provide quality care to our pregnant mothers, new parents and their babies, and our GYN-Surgical clients. Mother-Baby Unit 3-South is located on the 3rd floor of the hospital tower in suites 3-93-C5 of Madigan Army Medical Center across from the Birthing Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Care Nursery (NICU). We are open 24 hours a day but have a visitation policy to ensure the safety of our newborns.

If you have any further questions please call the front desk at (253) 968-3044 or contact our Head Nurse at (253) 968-1317 or our Wardmaster at (253) 968-1314.

Infant Safety/Security

We take an aggressive multilevel approach to protect the infants on our unit. This includes education for parents and staff, training, background checks of staff providing care to our infants, staff identification, security monitors, and an infant ID system. Infants are not allowed off the unit unless accompanied by a designated parent/support person or appropriately identified personnel. During your stay you will receive detailed instructions and constant support to help you remain alert to potential abductors. If you feel something is “not right” about an individual, please notify a staff member immediately.

Discharge Class

Every night at 7:45 p.m., all mothers and babies going home the following day are encouraged to attend. Topics covered in this class include newborn and postpartum care, signs and symptoms of infection to be alert for you and your infant, day-of-discharge instructions and expectations, and car seat safety.

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