The Women's Health and Birthing
Center is a 16-bed tertiary care referral center. The unit
is composed of three exam/triage rooms, 11
Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms, two
Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum Rooms and four
Delivery/Operating Rooms. A whirlpool tub has been added
to the unit as a pain management and relaxation modality
for low-risk laboring women.
Women of childbearing age receive comprehensive patient
care in the Women's Health and Birthing Center that has an
annual birth rate of 2,300 deliveries. Low-risk and
high-risk antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care are
rendered to pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.
An interdisciplinary health care team composed of
registered nurses, patient care technicians, operating
room technicians, OB/GYN residents and attending
physicians, maternal-fetal specialists, nurse midwives,
neonatologists, anesthesiologists, social workers and
chaplains formulate individualized plans of patient care.
Operative cases performed in the Women's Health and
Birthing Center are cesarean sections, tubal ligations and
dilation and curettages. Certified nurse lactation
consultants provide 24-hour lactation support and breast