The Birthing Center at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton has installed a “Welcome Baby” birth announcement board that parents can use to document the arrival of their newborn with a photo.
Supported by funding from the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation, the board includes space for parents to write their baby’s name, birth date and time, weight, and length.
“The new birth announcement board is such an exciting addition to our unit,” said Angie Wicks, MSN, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager of the Birthing Center.“ It provides our families with an opportunity to capture a sweet photo prior to being discharged from the hospital. They can include birth statistics on the board and it’s a really cute way to share a joyous occasion with family and friends. We are grateful to the Memorial Hospital Foundation for funding this addition. Our patients are really enjoying it.”
About University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state’s future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System’s anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visitwww.umms.org.