|Women's Health & Birth Center|
The Women's Health & Birth Center at Clarion Hospital offers inpatient, as well as outpatient, care to women with various health conditions. Often referred to as a maternity unit, the Health & Birth Center also accommodates women recovering from gynecological and/or urological surgery.
The Birth Center is comprised of four LDR suites. LDRs allow women to labor, deliver and recover without being shuffled from room to room. They are designed to be comfortable and homelike.
The LDRs are often used for outpatient testing as well.
The Nursery is a high-security area. It accommodates as many as 10 babies.
There are 7 patient rooms that make up the Health Center. This is where postpartum mothers stay, and where gynecological patients are treated.
There were 324 births in the Birth Center during 2009.
The Health & Birth Center is proud to have the services of two board-certified lactation consultants. Sherri Patterson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, has been an obstetrical nurse at Clarion Hospital since 1995. Jayme Baumcratz, RN, BSN, IBCLC, has been an ostetrical nurse at Clarion Hospital since 2001. Breastfeeding classes are held for expectant moms to help with a smooth transition to breastfeeding.
The consultants facilitate a weekly support group that welcomes all breastfeeding mothers, regardless of where they delivered. It is held from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the Clarion Health Complex conference room (3rd floor). For more details about the support group, please click here.
Clarion Hospital offers additional lactation services. You may learn more about these services by clicking here.
Prenatal classes are instructed by Sue Songer, R.N. Sue has been an obstetric nurse at Clarion Hospital since 2001. Please call 226-1362 to schedule your classes.
To schedule a tour of the Women's Health & Birth Center at Clarion Hospital, call Tammy Hartle, manager and RN., at (814) 226-3405.