Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital
When the Queen's Hospital transitioned to Mercy Hospital, the new State street facility opened in 1943 with 36 bassinets, and was hailed as one of the most advanced of its kind in northern New England. Maternity services expanded, and in 1965 alone, Mercy delivered 1,200 newborns.
Mercy was a pioneer in offering private childbearing rooms. Later, at "The Birthplace at Mercy Fore River," the hospital implemented a practice known as LDRP, defined as labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum care all in the same room.
About This Item
- Title: Nurse and newborn at Mercy Hospital, Portland, ca. 1980
- Creator: Mercy Hospital
- Creation Date: circa 1980
- Subject Date: circa 1980
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
- Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Catholic Church. Diocese of Portland (Me.)
- Group portraits--Maine--Portland
- Health care personnel--Maine--Portland
- Health education
- Medical education
- Mercy Hospital (Portland, Me.)
- Sisters of Mercy.
For more information about this item, contact:Northern Light Mercy Hospital
175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
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