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  • Santa Rosa Medical Center Uses New Technology to Enhance Maternal and Fetal Safety

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    October 21, 2022

     When it comes to childbirth, some parents (first-time or seasoned) may not understand the importance of the technology in their delivery rooms. At Santa Rosa Medical Center, our Labor and Delivery Unit, The Baby Suite, uses an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system called PeriWatch Vigilance to enhance patient safety during labor and delivery.

    Dr. Lisa Tucker, an OBGYN with Santa Rosa Medical Group, may be available upon request for an interview to discuss the importance of adding technology to our Labor and Delivery rooms.

    Our facility has five private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites (LDRPs) and experienced nursing staff to care for mom and baby. Our unit is now offering lactation services to moms looking for additional support on their breastfeeding journey.


    Please see the attached release for more information.
     
     
    For Immediate Release
     
     
     
    Contact: Jackalyn Kovac
    jackalyn_kovac@srmcfl.com
     

    Santa Rosa Medical Center Uses New Technology to
    Enhance Maternal and Fetal Safety

    MILTON, Fla., - When it comes to childbirth, some parents (first-time or seasoned) may not understand the importance of the technology in their delivery rooms. At Santa Rosa Medical Center, our Labor and Delivery Unit, The Baby Suite, uses an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system called PeriWatch Vigilance to enhance patient safety during labor and delivery. The system continuously monitors maternal vital signs, fetal heart rate, contractions, and labor progression to help clinicians quickly identify any concerning developments for faster intervention.
     
    Santa Rosa Medical Center delivers more than 300 babies each year. Lisa Tucker, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist with Santa Rosa Medical Group, attests to how this technology supports our staff in having safe, healthy deliveries for mom and baby.
     
    “Every delivery is unique. The health and well-being of every mom and baby is our priority during childbirth,” says Dr. Tucker. “While most births happen without complication, there are some inherent risks in the delivery of a newborn. This new technology adds another layer of protection throughout the labor process to help our maternity team recognize, prevent and respond to avoidable complications.”
     
    Through pattern recognition, the technology can also pinpoint opportunities for overall improvement based on consolidated data from multiple births. As the maternity team reviews trends and identifies areas where improvement is possible, our hospital can use that information to develop protocols that further increase safety and may lead to better outcomes for moms and babies.
     
    “By investing in this technology, Santa Rosa Medical Center is making labor and delivery safer for mothers and babies,” said Amy Peek, MSN, RN, Director of Maternal Services. “Our physicians and nurses are highly skilled medical professionals and excellent caregivers and they appreciate the use of technology to support their work, especially when it helps keep our patients safe.”
     
    With the baby's health and safety as our top priority, SRMC has advanced technology in place on the unit that will automatically lock the doors if a baby gets too close to them.
     
    At SRMC, maternity patients and their families can expect individualized birth experiences. Our facility has five private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites (LDRPs) and experienced nursing staff to care for mom and baby. Our unit is now offering lactation services to moms looking for additional support on their breastfeeding journey.
     
    To learn more about Santa Rosa Medical Center’s maternity services or to find a physician, visit srmcfl.com/maternity-care-services.
     
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    About Santa Rosa Medical Center
    SRMC is a full-service, 129-bed hospital located on Berryhill Road in Milton, Fla., that is quickly and easily reached from all points in Santa Rosa County. SRMC has approximately 700 employees and volunteers, as well as more than 250 physicians on the medical staff. SRMC is accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information about SRMC or its services, visit www.srmcfl.com.
     
    Contact:
    Jackalyn Kovac, Marketing Coordinator
    jackalyn.kovac@srmcfl.com, (850) 626-7762