Jersey City Medical Center officially opened the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 14.
“The partnership of business and health care is critical for the well-being and growth of our community,” said Michael Prilutsky, president and chief executive officer, Jersey City Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility. “Through the generous support and outstanding partnership of Lord Abbett, the Lord Abbett Maternity wing offers a family-centric birthing experience that matches the world-class labor and delivery services available at Jersey City Medical Center,” Prilutsky said.
The new wing was made possible through a $1 million donation from Lord, Abbett & Co. an independent, privately-held investment management firm based in Jersey City.
“Lord Abbett recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary. As a firm that believes the strength of the organization is our people—and the strength of our people is family—I can think of no better way to help kick off our next 90 years than with the opening of the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing at Jersey City Medical Center,” said Douglas Sieg, managing partner, Lord Abbett. “Our partnership with Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health to create this state-of-the-art wing is a meaningful demonstration of our long-term commitment to supporting generations of families in this diverse and vibrant community,” Sieg said.
The new 17,500 square-foot floor adds 20 private mother-baby rooms designed to promote family bonding and provide the best outcomes for newborns, mothers and families. Room features, floor amenities, and modern equipment on the new wing are all focused on providing a family-centric birthing experience. Some of the key features include:
- Sound dampening floors, LED ambient lighting and a digital thermostat in each room;
- Hotel-like accommodations, including a couch that turns into a sleeping space, spacious bathroom, smart TV with streaming service and USB to charge electronic devices;
- Comfortable, modern family waiting and seating areas, and a nutrition room with a refrigerator, ice/water machine and coffee/tea;
- Each room is equipped with a Work station on Wheels (WOW) for nursing charting, keeping the nurse in close proximity of the patient room;
- Halo bassinets with advanced design that provides easier access and support for breastfeeding and a safe sleep space; and
- Lactation room with private stalls
In 2019, close to 2,000 newborns were welcomed at Jersey City Medical Center, including the successful delivery of the first set of quintuplets born in Hudson County.