Jehan Ellis, MSN, NICU nurse discharge coordinator at Regional One Health, was one of six individuals from across the country recently honored by the March of Dimes for being a champion for family-centered care.
Jehan is committed to empowering parents through education. She has raised the level of discharge education in the NICU. Jehan holds eight classes each month and has recruited staff from the discharge follow-up clinic to attend. This priceless link connects families to the clinic and has resulted in a 19 percent increase in attendance at the first appointment. This means more babies are receiving the care they need after leaving the NICU.