Welcome to BID-Plymouth's Neonatology program, including our Continuing Care Nursery (CCN). Our CCN (Level 1B nursery) provides special newborns with extra care and attention as they enter the world. The CCN at BID-Plymouth is supported onsite by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Neonatologist Barbara Shephard, MD, and other neonatologists from BIDMC. Our dedicated nursery specializes in caring for premature and term newborns that need extra time to recover or mature before going home.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Neonatology
When more advanced neonatology care is required, our on-site BIDMC neonatologists works directly with the BIDMC Department of Neonatology to provide medical oversight for all infants transferred to BIDMC. The BIDMC Department of Neonatology also provides and coordinates medical care including high frequency ventilation and a full range of pediatric subspecialty services for high-risk newborns in the neonatal intensive and intermediate care units. CLICK HERE to meet the BIDMC Neonatology Team.
Critical Milestones Before A Baby Goes Home
Full recovery from breathing problems
Ability to maintain temperature in an open crib
Consistently weight gain and growth
Consistently good breastfeeding or bottle feeding
Mature breathing control, including a monitored spell-free period of typically 5-7 days
Recommended screenings for newborn infants include: hearing, certain kinds of heart abnormalities, and rare, but teatable, metabolic disorders
Additional screenings for prematurely born infants including: car seat safety and sometimes eye exams
Continuing Care Nursery (Level 1B)
Parents are encouraged to take part in their newborn’s care, and staff offer on-going support and education to assure parent’s confidence and ability to care for baby prior to going home
While we are pleased to offer 24 hour per-day visitation, grandparents, friends and siblings must be accompanied by a parent and the number of visitors at any one time is limited.
In order to minimize risk of exposure to infection, children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the nursery between Nov 1 and April 1st
Safety and security is always a priority – The BirthPlace is a locked until with 24-hour video surveillance. The CCN is within the BirthPlace.