McLaren Port Huron's Special Care Nursery opened in March, 1976. Located within the Miriam F. Acheson Family Birth Place, it is the only Level 2 nursery in the Blue Water and Thumb area, the Special Care Nursery has equipment and specially trained staff to manage the problems of a sick newborn, those with special medical needs such as congenital defects and in stabilization and transfer of premature babies.
We believe in family-centered care and in providing a safe and secure environment for you and your newborn.
To respect your privacy and comfort and to ensure safe care, we suggest no more than 3 family members/friends/support persons at your bedside at one time during labor, delivery, and through the first hour after delivery.
Family and friends are asked to ensure a clear path to the mother and baby at all times
Family and friends are welcome to provide emotional support to you (the patient) unless their presence infringes on other patient’s rights, compromises safety, and/or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. Such times include:
During epidural procedures
During labor and the delivery
During the first hour of recovery after birth
Acheson Family Birth Place is a secured unit. Mom’s first and last name must be provided to enter the Family Birth Place.
Quiet time is observed between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to promote rest, healing and bonding.
Family and friends should not visit when respiratory viruses are common in the community.