Some Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) nurses and local certified nurse midwives were recently talking on the maternity unit at HMC about a way to give back during the holiday season.
They decided to buy therapy baby dolls for local Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients and deliver them to residents at Dalton Place, Chatsworth Healthcare and Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation.
“Since our unit helps to deliver babies as a profession, we thought, what better way to spread holiday cheer than to ‘deliver’ babies to those in need,” says Rita-Marie Davis, local midwife.
Interest and excitement grew as soon as the idea started to be shared.
“We are proud to say that nurses, doctors, secretaries, midwives and even environmental services staff have brought their love together for others,” says Barbara Jones, HMC Labor and Delivery nurse.
The group delivered 32 babies to female residents and 24 stuffed puppies to the male residents of the three local facilities.
“Our wish is to inspire other units to join together and ‘deliver’ joy throughout the community – not just at the holidays, but all year round,” says Christie Brewer, HMC Labor and Delivery nurse.