New year, new baby & recognition for quality of maternity care
SARANAC LAKE – Casey and Chris McDermott’s first child was also the first baby born in 2015 at Adirondack Health.
The AuSable Forks couple welcomed Logan into the world at 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 2. Weighing eight pounds, six ounces, Logan was also showing his early loyalty to the Buffalo Bills with an infant-sized jersey provided by his parents. The family was presented with a gift basket containing plush animals, a scented candle, picture frame, and a piggy bank for savings.
Logan’s birth comes on the heels of Adirondack Health’s Stafford New Life Center earning two key honors for providing exceptional care to mothers and infants.
Adirondack Health is one of fifteen hospitals state-wide named to the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll by the New York State Department of Health. To earn the distinction, hospitals and birthing centers must attain 90 percent rate or greater for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth, and meet specific additional criteria.
This Honor Roll achievement is made possible through the efforts of a diverse team of healthcare professionals at Adirondack Health working together for the health and well-being of area families.
In addition, Adirondack Health was a recent recipient of the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project’s Quality Improvement Award. The initiative focuses on eliminating scheduled deliveries of newborns unless medically necessary prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy. NYSPQC’s Quality Improvement Award is given to hospitals with fewer than three scheduled deliveries without a medical indication; Adirondack Health had no scheduled deliveries without a medical indication in 2013, the most recent year for which data has been reviewed.
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CAPTION: Casey, left, and Chris McDermott are the proud new parents of Logan, who earned the honor of being the first baby born at Adirondack Health on Jan. 2.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director