Parent Support Services
Our trained support staff is available to provide comfort, understanding
and assistance for those in need.
For well-baby parent support (sleeping, eating, congestion, constipation,
etc), please call our perinatal health team (626) 397-3172. Also, we offer
a variety of classes to support new and expecting parents. Please
click here to learn more or register.
For parent support services related to babies in our NICU or PICU, please
call Brenda Burke (626) 397-8509.
Care for New Moms
Maternal Wellness Program
Many mothers experience a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, and our
maternal wellness program is here to help. Patients benefit from the services of a multidisciplinary
team that includes licensed psychotherapists, occupational therapists,
nurses and a board-certified psychiatrist.
Parent Connection Coffee Breaks
These events are hosted by a Parent Connection Volunteer (parents who have
personally experienced the hospitalization or loss of a newborn or child),
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12
p.m. in the NICU waiting room.
Please check the hospital Calendar of Events to see upcoming Parent Connection
NICU Infant CPR Classes
We offer free weekly infant CPR classes for current and recently discharged
NICU families. The classes are taught by a certified instructor on Wednesdays,
from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the NICU conference room. To attend, please call
the unit secretary to make a reservation at (626) 397-8524.
Ronald McDonald House
If your child is under 21 years of age and is receiving medical treatment
at Huntington Hospital, Ronald McDonald House provides a community supported
"home away from home" for the families of those hospitalized kids.
Our support services include support to families who have suffered the
loss of a child through miscarriage, fetal loss, stillbirth, neonatal
or pediatric death.
One-on-one support is available prenatal through post-discharge.
Our parent volunteers are a vital component of Huntington Hospital's
family-focused neonatal team. Support parents offer the hope, empathy
and valuable insights that only a parent who has "been there"
can. Parent volunteers provide peer support to families experiencing the
hospitalization of their child.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Brenda Burke with
Parent Support Services at (626) 397-8509.