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Chester County Hospital is honored to care for our community's Maternal Child Health needs. We know how special bringing a new life into the world is, and we are committed to keeping this sacred time safe and meaningful for your family. In this episode of COVID Conversation, Dr. Jennifer Cohen, Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, talks through the precautions that are in place to keep you and your children well during COVID-19.

You can view this conversation in the video below, or read the accompanying transcript.

VIDEO:


Note: Some of the footage used in this video was filmed prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. All Chester County Hospital facilities have a universal masking policy in place, and all providers, staff, patients and visitors are to wear a face covering or mask while at any of the hospital's locations.


TRANSCRIPT:

00:06 -

The department of Maternal Child Health at Chester County Hospital has worked to ensure the safety of every family through this difficult time.

As the hospital begins resuming operations of other service areas please be assured that we will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure your safe care while maintaining our standard of excellence.

Out of an abundance of caution, the following guidelines will remain in place.

00:37 - Laboring Mothers

Out of an abundance of caution all laboring mothers will continue to receive COVID-19 test upon admission.

One healthy support person is permitted per laboring mother for the duration of the visit. This person is expected to remain at the hospital at all times to limit exposure to patients, families and staff.

01:06 - Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Patients

Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients are permitted one healthy parent upon entering the facility one time per day.

01:22 - Separation of all COVID-19 Positive Patients

And all COVID positive patients are and will remain secluded from the rest of our patient population.

Thank you so much for continuing to partner with us during this special time in your family's life.

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