I’m Grace Ibine, MSN, RN and I am the manager of the Newborn Nursery located in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Newborn Nursery offers the opportunity to care for extraordinary new arrivals and we are honored to share the special moment with families. We love babies and are grateful to families for choosing Vanderbilt.
Grace Ibine, MSN, RN
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Our focus in the Newborn Nursery is providing family centered care and stressing family and infant bonding. We have moved from separating the mother and baby right after delivery to trying to keep them together as much as possible.
We are a 2A nursery which means we take care of newborns that require special care. We promote skin to skin after delivery and family centered cesarean births when appropriate. Our lactation consultants provide assistance to new moms with breastfeeding and for additional support we offer a weekly breastfeeding support group and provide a hot-line for parents to call when they have questions. We also have our own store which carries breastfeeding equipment and accessories which is open to our patients and to Vanderbilt employees who return to work after giving birth.
One thing that makes our unit unique is that we work with both staff and private pediatricians. We are pleased that this unit is at the forefront of providing the greater Nashville community more pre-natal service as well as educational opportunities.
Our tenure in the Newborn Nursery is strong with many of the staff celebrating 10 - 20 year anniversaries.
If you are interested in applying to the Newborn Nursery, please visit Work at Vanderbilt to see if there are currently any open positions.
Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in the Newborn Nursery:
labor, delivery, post-partum, natal care
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