SMC Newborn Screenings Significant in Detecting Birth Defects Early

March 31, 2011

The Semiannual Report of Hospital-Specific Newborn Screenings for July - Dec 2010 indicates Springhill is the highest ranking hospital in Alabama of same-size hospitals that has helped significantly decrease the number of unsatisfactory blood samples, and thus, helped decrease the chances of missing a baby with a birth defect.

The Newborn Screening (NBS) Blood Collection and Hearing Screening Data to Birthing Hospital Report is provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health Bureau of Family Health Services.