Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes Hundreds of Families at 4th Annual Baby Fair

Leah Dungee, JCMC Nursing Director for Maternal Child Services, stands next to a miniature model of the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing scheduled to open in January 2020.
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Leah Dungee, JCMC Nursing Director for Maternal Child Services, stands next to a miniature model of the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing scheduled to open in January 2020.

Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, welcomed hundreds of families at the 4th Annual Baby Fair recently, showcasing the many services available at the hospital for new and expectant families.

Attendees lined up for maternity tours, which educated parents-to-be. JCMC will add 20 additional private mother-baby rooms with the new Lord Abbett Maternity Wing scheduled to open in January 2020.

Participants took turns to attend workshops on baby and child CPR, “daddy bootcamp,” and more.

JCMC practitioners, including a midwife from Women’s Health at Grove Street (a JCMC facility), lactation specialist, dietitian, and more answered questions from attendees.  Exhibitors showcased their products, services, and resources, including the return of Johnson & Johnson and its VR experience, See a Baby’s World – A Multisensory Virtual Reality Experience.

The fair offered something for the entire family, including a children’s area with balloon animals, face painting and a photo booth.

With an average of 2,300 births a year, Jersey City Medical Center provides comprehensive care for each stage of development, from preconception to post-delivery. The hospital provides state-of-the-art, mother-baby units that include private rooms and luxurious touches that make it more personal while your family gets to now the newest addition to the family.

JCMC’s maternity services include a level 3 NICU equipped with one of the state’s only NicView system – an innovative webcam system which offers secure viewing of NICU to families worldwide. Early this year, a multi-disciplinary team of more than 50 specialists successfully and safely delivered Hudson County’s first quintuplets.

“The safety of the mom and the baby is our priority and we have an outstanding team providing wonderful comprehensive care before, during and after birth,” said Michael Prilutsky, COO of Jersey City Medical Center.

“And with the Lord Abbett Maternity wing soon to open, we are creating an environment where every woman who decides to deliver at our hospital will have a private room where she can heal after giving birth, bond with her newborn and immediate family, and spend time together with her extended family.”

To learn more and schedule a tour, visit rwjbh.org/maternity.