The Hayden & Crue Project is partnering with Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio to develop an Angel Suite. We will also be developing a second suite at Bethesda North Hospital. Updates on this will be posted as they become available.
This suite will bring comfort to parents who have lost their baby in the womb or will inevitably lose their baby after giving birth. This space would be located on an overflow floor away from the Labor and Delivery Unit and would be designed to support these families during one of the hardest moments of their lives. This space will allow the parents to be away from the triggering sounds, equipment and atmosphere that surrounds them in a typical L&D unit. The suite will have comforting items such as comfortable seating, books, refrigerator, cleansing and dressing station containing infant clothes and blankets for them to use if they choose to. There will also be a cuddle cot or caring cradle located in the room full time. The cuddle cot/caring cradle preserves the baby so that the family gets to spend adequate time and create memories before having to leave the hospital.
The unique feature of this room is that the mom is able to deliver in this suite and will never have to be exposed to the triggering environment that the Labor & Delivery Unit may provide. The suite contains hospital grade equipment that practices best infection control standards. We are so excited to be developing this special room for families in need. We are thrilled to be working with Good Samaritan Hospital on this project and hope to expand our work into other local hospitals in the future.
* This room is currently in the process of being designed and under construction. Pictures will be added throughout this process
* Pictured below is the plaque that will be on the door of the Angel Suite, along with pictures of the caring cradle donated by the Manley family in honor of their daughter Phoebe.