Women who come to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for perinatal care can feel good knowing that their highly skilled doctors and nurses are supported by a cohesive team of care providers dedicated to making their childbirth experience the very best it can be. The facility is among a number of hospitals in the country to implement a program of perinatal high reliability, which is recognized for using practices like teamwork and timely communication to promote a high standard of care.
“Having a baby is one of the most special times in a woman’s life, but it can also be stressful, especially for new moms who don’t know exactly what to expect,” says Johanna Pumphrey, Director of the Women and Children’s Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “Our job is to reassure moms that we have every safety measure in place to support a healthy experience for them and their babies.”
“When expecting moms and dads see their nurses, doctors and members of other hospital departments working harmoniously together as a team, they know they can count on us to take care of every need that arises as they prepare to welcome their new baby," Pumphrey says. "That way they can feel confident and reassured in those final hours before they meet their baby for the first time.”