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Spotlight on St. Mary MediCal Center The Family By Mary Fetsch t Birthing Center Alicia Hart, nurse manager of the Family Birthing Center. “Our staff is extraordinarily committed to helping families successfully navigate through this life-changing event.” Helping families have great beginnings hroughout the hospital, the melodious notes of “Brahms Lullaby” play over the PA system. The familiar tune brings staff and visitors alike together for a few seconds of shared celebration that another baby has been born in the Family Birthing Center at St. Mary Medical Center. It’s an uplifting break from the typical physician pages and hospital announcements. At St. Mary Medical Center, it symbolizes the success of a unit and staff that bring the best technology, expertise and compassionate care to women during pregnancy and birth. “Providing the highest quality care in a comfortable, soothing environment is our top priority,” says BaBy-Friendly Features The Family Birthing Center at St. Mary Medical Center includes 10 private birthing suites that offer some of the most progressive amenities for women giving birth. In addition to the welcoming, homelike atmosphere, the unit features state-of-the-art birthing beds, four triage beds, private bathrooms with showers, infant security system and the option of using a special birthing tub. The Center also offers additional services such as certified lactation consultants, free support by trained doulas and a midwifefriendly environment. “While we offer an unprecedented level of expertise in obstetrical care, we also offer a wide choice of options to our mothers giving birth,” adds Hart. “Women can make informed decisions about their plan of labor with their physicians, and have confidence that we have the facilities and team of experts on staff to carry it out.” Classes t) and mom Am and a Lentne r (lef Por tage res ide nt and new ea n Ma rkle , RN C (rig ht) , tak Sha nno cer tifie d obs tet ric nur se Sy’a ire. mome nt to comfor t baby Classes are available in Lamaze, breastfeeding and doula (volunteers specially trained in nonmedical emotional and physical support during labor) programs. For more information on these or any of the services available at the Family Birthing Center at St. Mary Medical Center, visit us online at To arrange a birthing suite tour, call 219-947-6462. Be Prepared with a Class 54 Vim & Vigor • SUM M E R 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare
Community Message
When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count
Rays of Hope Fight Cancer
Girl Talk
Say What?
Action Plan
Like This? Try That!
Being George Clooney
A Day in the Life of Your Heart
Unexpected Heroes
Get in Gear
A Real Lifesaver
A Real Lifesaver
Spotlight on Community Hospital
Spotlight on St. Catherine Hospital
Spotlight on St. Mary Medical Center
A Safer Hospital Stay

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare