OUR FIRST BABY NOVEMBER 27TH, 2019
On Wednesday, November 27th, at 2:39 pm, our very first baby came to us as a transfer from Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Three and a half years of working towards this goal and it was finally achieved.
Jacob’s Hope is Arizona’s first free-standing step-down facility designed just for infants who are born substance exposed. Our staff is comprised of all RN’s and CNA’s, directed by a valley neonatologist. Our entire team is working diligently to give our babies immediate and consoling care
To Jo and Leslie, our two founders, we can’t begin to thank you enough for leading us to this place. For our son Jake, this is in your honor and for your memory. Mom and I will always love you and our care for these babies is because of you and how much you touched our lives.
We will be providing services as a Sub-Acute Arizona Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility and are working closely with AzDHS and other healthcare organizations.
We are meeting with the key managers in the following organizations to refine the relationships and create the pathway for infant placement:
Hospital care teams, Directors of Women and Infant Services, NICU Directors, and Pediatricians
State and local social service agencies for connecting our families with long-term services
Establishing procedures for infant transfer from healthcare facilities
Documentation and reporting requirements while under care
Coordination, criteria, and responsibilities for visitation during care
Definition of the criteria, requirements, and processes for discharge from Jacob’s Hope as
A model exists that projects an initial infant loads of six per month for a few months then ramping slowly to the ten per month for a year. This model includes the equipment and services for this load. The following are the categories:
STAFFING: One Medical Director (medical doctor or nurse-practitioner), one or more registered nurses (depending on load), a Certified Nursing Assistant for each shift for two infants, President, Executive Director, Office Manager, Grant & Volunteer Manager, and (initially) one administration clerk.
OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT: A refrigerator, microwave, washer, and dryer have already been donated. Various cleaning, storage, and office equipment are also in place. The clinical management will be computer based and will utilize numerous PC notebooks. The office management and administration will also require computers that will be on the peer-to-peer network.
TRAINING: Specialized training has been provided for infant care and clinical management. Ongoing training materials are being utilized to increase the level or professional care being given.
Click on the above to see the items that we need. Please have items delivered to Jacob’s Hope at 1150 N. Country Club Dr. #12, Mesa, AZ 85201
The AZ Department of Health Services (ADHS) has licensed our operations and we are credentialed as a pay for service organization through AHCCCS. ADHS will perform scheduled inspections and reviews to verify the following:
Adequacy of the facility and equipment to provide the services (storage, utilities, rooms, safety, waste management etc).
Adequacy of the polices, procedures, and processes (management, training, staffing, medical methodologies, records, controls, etc.).
Completeness and accuracy of training, medical process orders, approvals, controls, and documentation. An automated clinical management system has been developed and is ready immediately when services start.
Adequacy of the tracking, billing, and audit features of the treatments and services. These functions are integrated into the clinical management system.