Superior, NE – Brodstone Healthcare has been awarded recognition as a Nebraska Newborn Hearing Hospital Champion. The initiative, led by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (NE-EHDI), aims to educate parents about the importance of early hearing detection and intervention to protect babies from missing out on the most critical period in early childhood for speech and language development.
Each year hospitals across Nebraska are given the opportunity to become a Newborn Hearing Hospital Champion. Brodstone’s OB Coordinator, Molly Rempe, took the pledge as a first step to become a campaign Champion, which then included months of updating and implementing various policies, practices and education throughout the facility. “I’m really proud of our nursing team who took the time to complete the education and other requirements for this certificate. Our patients will benefit from our ability to educate them regarding hearing screening prior to their discharge.” Rempe added.
A new labor and delivery wing is part of the facilities current construction project, slated to be complete in 2022. Adding certificates like the one received shows Brodstone’s true dedication and commitment to patients by providing evidence-based education to parents of newborns, as well as current Brodstone Healthcare staff.