Baptist Union County hosts Baby Fair


NEW ALBANY, Miss. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a baby fair, free of charge and open to the community, on Monday, May 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's front lobby.

The goal of the event is to give expectant mothers access to local resources and experts that can help them make the best possible choices for their babies.

Activities and vendors include car seat safety checks and children's finger-printing, plus information on lactation; local photography and schools; nutrition programs and more.

"This event provides one-stop shopping for expectant mothers, who are often overwhelmed with the number of choices they must make regarding their baby's care, not only now, but for the future," said Tammy Tomlinson, nurse manager of the Women's Center at the hospital.

To find out more about the event, please call 662-538-2397.

Baptist Union County's Women's Center underwent a renovation in 2008 and now features 10 labor/delivery/recovery suites, two surgical suites for Caesarean sections, a newly remodeled level II newborn nursery and an 18-bed postpartum unit.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by the Safecare Group® in the category for hospitals between 100 and 400 beds. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2012 and 2013. Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour, newly renovated emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.