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Fort Worth, Texas – The labor & delivery team at Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth is no stranger to "baby booms," having celebrated its most recent in June of 2019. But this one is unique.
In August, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team had its busiest month, welcoming 581 babies. The previous record was 553.
"Across Baylor Scott & White, our dedicated women's health teams have delivered a million `first moments,' and our role is to make each one of those moments as special as the family who is welcoming their newborn," said Mike Sanborn, MS RPh, FACHE, president, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. "We are honored to have worked with so many families over the years, and it is our priority to exceed our patients' expectations for safe, quality care when they choose to deliver at Andrews Women's Hospital."
An average of 19 babies per day were welcomed by the team in August, for a total of 297 boys, 284 girls, and 13 sets of multiples. Here are some key points about the recording-breaking month:
- Most deliveries in a 24-hour period: 32
- Most boys delivered in one day: 18
- Most girls delivered in one day: 14
- Most popular name for a boy: Eli and Carter (tied, at 4 each)
- Most popular name for a girl: Isabella (6)
"Mothers and fathers are experiencing a range of emotions and new questions throughout their journey to the big day, so we've leveraged our experts to provide a trusted resource for families to prepare for their ideal birth experience and to support a safe pregnancy and delivery," said James Herd, MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. "Our experienced team members want our patient families to be `in the moment,' during this joyful time in their lives."
Baylor Scott & White recently published numerous resources for soon-to-be or current parents, including a library of common questions and answers personalized to where each is on the path to parenthood, as well as a pregnancy planning checklist. These resources can be accessed at BSWHealth.com/YourMoment. Baylor Scott & White is also inviting parents to share their own special moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #MyBabyMoment.
Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital is a complete healthcare destination designed specifically for women. Currently the only dedicated women's hospital in Fort Worth, Andrews Women's Hospital delivers almost 6,000 babies annually—more than any other facility in Tarrant County and in the Baylor Scott & White Health System.
Andrews Women's Hospital includes a labor and delivery unit that offers high-risk pregnancy care, a new family center and a 63-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) designed to care for the tiniest infants, as well as those born with serious medical challenges. It's one of the busiest and largest NICUs in North Texas, with a highly skilled team of neonatologists on the medical staff, neonatal nurse practitioners on the allied health professional staff, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and registered nurses working together 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com