The Family Care Center at Beloit Hospital delivers approximately 600 newborns a year, most of them routine and predictable. However, situations can arise where mom or newborn have a health concern and this is where additional expertise is especially needed. Beloit Health System’s Family Care staff is skilled and trained to provide expert testing in some important areas of infant health.

  • Every RN is trained in Neonatal Resuscitation and has practiced drills and passed skills tests for rare, but potential, situations such as labor and delivery emergencies.
  • The Family Care Center offer CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to assist newborns who need respiration assistance. This allows the Family Care Center to stabilize and to keep more newborns in the nursery and close to their parents.
  • Every newborn has a hearing screening. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, hearing loss is one of most frequently occurring birth defects. Approximately three out of 1000 infants are born with moderate, profound, or severe hearing loss. If hearing loss is not detected and treated early, it can impede speech, language and cognitive development.
  • Every newborn also has a Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) pulse oximetry test. This is a simple, non-invasive test. If abnormal results are found, an Echo may be performed and a referral made to our UW Pediatric Cardiologist. This is an important test to be sure babies go home healthy without unrecognized critical heart defects.
  • The Family Care Center has new GE Warmers used for all deliveries, including C-section infants in the operating room. The Warmers have all the equipment necessary for a complete infant resuscitation if necessary.
  • For additional safety for newborns, the Family Care Center has a sophisticated infant alarm system with staff who routinely practice potential infant abduction drills.

The Family Care Center offers classes to help expectant parents get ready for the new addition. 

Certified instructors offer a broad range of birth education classes and a certified lactation consultant provides assistance to mothers to help ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.

Current Classes with complete descriptions below:

For more information about services in Beloit Health System’s Family Care Center, please call 608-364-5230.

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