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Family Centered Maternity Care

The birth of a child is one of life’s greatest milestones and one of the most powerful and positive experiences in a parent’s lifetime. Garrett Regional Medical Center features Family Centered Maternity Care, designed to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere to welcome expectant parents and their newborns.

Family Centered Maternity Care features five LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum) rooms and four private, patient rooms.   The spacious, suite-style patient rooms are designed with efficiency and patient comfort in mind. A fully equipped, functional nursery is also available for infants with special needs.

These modern features allow mother and newborn to be together from the time of arrival until the time they leave. There is also additional space in our rooms available for family members to share the joyous moment of welcoming a newborn. The Family Centered Maternity Suite offers a safe, secure atmosphere with 24-hour care provided by our highly experienced team of physicians and nursing staff. Additionally, Garrett Regional Medical Center’s maternity suite is supported by a full array of modern technology for the ultimate in care and safety.

Additional Supportive Services In Garrett County

The Garrett County Health Department offers Early Care Programs System of Care provides free voluntary home visitation services to families and children prenatally and up to age 5. Additionally, the program offers a free “Warm Line” service, which is a phone number families can call to speak to a Registered Nurse to ask questions about their family/health concerns. The program focus includes babies born healthy and healthy children and has set goals of increasing healthy birth weights and babies born full term. Program services are provided to empower parents to give their children the best beginning in life! Call Maria Friend at 301-334-7720 for more information.

Prenatal Support

The Administration Care Coordination Unit (ACCU) is available to provide assistance to all individuals who have Maryland Medical Assistance, including those recipients in a managed care organization. Tiffany Fratz, Director of Personal Health and Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS) at the Garrett County Health Department located at 1025 Memorial Drive Oakland, MD can be reached at 301-334-7695 for additional information. Tiffany updates her data monthly and invites all to join the conversation in the action group:

Breastfeeding Support

WIC provides education and support to participants to improve and to assist families in reaching their breastfeeding goals. Call Heather Cooper for more information 301-334-7713.

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