The Lincoln Hospital has launched a new maternity care program that offers newborns a new home with a full-time nurse and an array of services from prenatal to postnatal care.
The hospital said in a statement on Monday that the new maternity program is a response to a growing demand for the services the hospital provides and to provide access to the care that Lincoln currently offers.
“In a time of great need, we felt it was important to find new ways to meet the demand for our newborns while also being responsive to the needs of our community,” the hospital said.
Lincoln’s new care program will offer maternity services to newborns at a range of levels from a one-week intensive care unit to a full day of prenatal care.
Each newborn will be placed in a “staging unit,” where the nurses will be assigned to the newborns to learn about their health and develop an understanding of their special needs.
The nurses will work closely with the parents of the newborn to assist them in identifying their newborns needs and providing care for their newborn.
“The new Lincoln maternity care service will help the parents in their time of need,” the facility said.
“We hope this new opportunity will enable more parents to choose to deliver their newborn in the safest and most convenient way possible, and give our newborn mothers a place to get the care they need to give their babies the best chance of survival.”
A few of the new services will be offered at the maternity unit: an online pregnancy assessment, prenatal appointments, a new infant care suite and a special infant care nurse.
In addition, there will be a 24-hour nursing center and two child-friendly car seats for newborns.
The Lincoln facility has seen a rapid growth in the number of new mothers in the last year.
In 2016, there were about 1,300 newborns, up from 602 in 2015.
In 2017, there was 1,073 newborns in the hospital, up 14 percent from 2016.
Lincoln officials said in their announcement that they hope to increase the number in the future, but noted that many newborns do not have adequate care, such as not enough oxygen.
The new Lincoln facility is just the latest facility to open its doors to newborn babies.
At the University of Colorado Boulder, the new hospital for the neonatal intensive care ward has launched two new programs for newborn babies: a one day intensive care for babies at a cost of $100 and a day of care for newborn infants at $35.
In February, a maternity care center opened in an assisted living facility in San Diego, where newborns can stay for an additional day.
The first of the two facilities, at a nursing home in San Jose, California, opened in October, offering services for infants and toddlers for a price of $30 a day.
And a nursery center in Santa Cruz, California opened in June.