News brief: Hospital bridges gap between delivery room and Afghanistan

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 18, 2009

A first-time mother in Massachusetts was able to speak with her Air Force husband in Afghanistan throughout the delivery of their baby, thanks to the extra effort displayed by caregivers at Winchester Hospital.

Last month, Jillian Pulire delivered her first child via planned caesarean section, and a telephone line kept her and hospital staff in constant contact with her husband throughout the procedure. The obstetrician even held the baby to the phone after delivery so both parents could talk to him and hear his first cry.

"It was very meaningful to be able to tell Nick what was happening minute by minute. It felt like he was here with me, and that brought me a lot of comfort," Pulire told the Tewksbury Advocate.

Winchester Hospital was first designated as an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® organization in 2003.

Source: Tewksbury Advocate

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