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Women and Children's



OB/GYN
The OB/GYN unit is a 17-bed unit, which focuses on the treatment of women with either pregnancy-related or gynecological diagnoses that require non-critical inpatient care. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, postpartum vaginal delivery, postpartum cesarean section, UTI, hyper-emesis, stabilized pre-term labor, LAVH, TAH, uterine suspension, and anterior/posterior repair. Treatment of these patients may include IV therapy, IV antibiotic infusions, epidural infusions, blood transfusions, post-operative care, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, and diabetic education.

Providing support and education to the family is also a critical role of the nurses. The unit provides around-the-clock care by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses specially trained in obstetric and gynecological care. The OB/GYN unit also receives overflow med-surg patients. To be admitted to the OB/GYN unit, patients must be women who are free of any known or suspected infectious process. Some of the overflow cases we receive are breast surgeries, pain management, and thyroid surgeries. Patients requiring telemetry are considered inappropriate for admission to this unit. All members of the medical staff can admit to the OB/GYN unit. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with obstetric patients having the first priority, followed by GYN patients and then overflow.
 
The OB/GYN unit cares for women in all stages across their lifespan. Our goal is to provide holistic, personal care for our patients and their families.
 
Labor & Delivery
The Labor and Delivery unit has seven beds and focuses on the treatment of women who are pregnant, requiring inpatient care or outpatient observation for issues related to their pregnancy. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, active labor, cesarean section, premature labor, rule out labor, hyperemesis, and UTI. Treatment of these patients may include IV therapy, IV antibiotic infusions, epidural infusions, external fetal monitoring, tocolysis, induction of labor, vaginal delivery, cesarean section delivery, and immediate post-operative care.

Providing support and education to both the patient and family is also a critical role of the nurses. The unit provides around-the-clock care by registered nurses and OB scrub techs specially trained in labor and delivery. Members of the medical staff with obstetric privileges can admit to the Labor and Delivery unit. There are five LDR rooms, two triage beds, and two operative suites. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with active labor patients having the priority for admission. Patients who are known to be delivering a high risk infant will be transferred to another facility with a NICU if time permits and safe transport can be achieved.
 
Our Labor and Delivery unit is a large family. The doctors, midwives, anesthesiologists and nurses trust each other, value each other’s opinions, and work together to give, not only quality medical care, but most importantly, loving support to our Moms and Dads, their baby(s) and their families. We consistently maintain the highest patient satisfaction scores in our hospital.
 
Nursery
The Nursery focuses care on the newborn. In addition to normal newborn care, we provide care for hyperbilirubinemia, transient tachypnia of the newborn, and complications of prematurity, which can be managed with phototherapy, IV antibiotics, or oxygen therapy for less than 24 hours. Critical infants are stabilized and transferred to a level two NICU.

Providing education to the parents in the basics of newborn care is a critical role of the nursery nurse. Lactation assistance is available 24/7 by the primary nursery nurses. A lactation specialist is available for consults on an as-needed basis. The unit provides continuous around-the-clock patient care by a staff of specially trained nurses. All pediatricians can admit to the nursery.
 
Working in our Nursery feels like home. The nurses, doctors and nurse practitioners trust each other, value each other's opinions, and work together to give not only quality medical care but, most importantly, loving support to our babies and their families.
 
Pediatric Unit
The Pediatric unit is a five-bed, inpatient unit, which focuses on the treatment of children, from newborn through 17 years of age, requiring non-critical, inpatient care. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, RSV, Type 1 diabetes, asthma, gastroenteritis, pyloric stenosis, hyperbilirubinemia, appendicitis, roto virus, and orthopedic injuries. Treatment of these patients may include IV therapy, IV antibiotic infusions, blood transfusions, post- operative care, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, wound care, and diabetic education.

Providing support and education to the family is also a critical role of the nurses. The unit provides around-the-clock care by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses specially trained in pediatric care. Members of the medical staff with pediatric privileges can admit to the Pediatric unit. In the case of a sixth or seventh patient requiring a pediatric bed, overflow beds are available in Women’s Services.
 
Housed on our Pediatric unit is the Lion’s Den, a playroom donated to Bay Medical Center in 2008 by North America Sports in celebration of the 10th Annual Ford Ironman Florida Triathlon. The Lion’s Den, a colorful interactive computer and video game room, provides a sanctuary where children (and their siblings) can have fun while they’re in the hospital. The playroom features several Xbox-360 video games as well as personal computers and a large monitor with video conference capability. 
 
We were fortunate to be chosen as one of seven hospitals in the country to have this unique playroom. 
 
The Bay Medical Pediatric unit is a small unit with a large heart. The pediatric nurses on this unit are experts in providing tender, loving, professional care to our pediatric patients and their families.