| Hazel Ruby McQuain Birth Center
Mon General's state-of-the-art Hazel Ruby McQuain Birth Center is located on the 5th Floor of the hospital.
The Birth Center features 16 birthing suites and a dedicated C-Section operating room. The birth center is designed under the Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) concept, in which a woman having a routine labor and delivery remains in the same room throughout her stay along with her newborn.
The birthing suites were developed with input from staff, physicians and, most importantly, past and present patients. These suites help our skilled team of physicians, nurses and support staff provide for the safety and concern of our patients.
Each of the birthing suites is decorated in a contemporary style, with a bedroom like atmosphere and hardwood floors. Wood cabinets and wall paintings, hiding medical supplies, add to the home-like decor.
While trying to accommodate the needs and requests of our special new mommies and new mommies-to-be, the Birth Center offers whirlpool tubs, in-room baby cribs, and mommy meals. While our main focus remains on mommy, we understand what a special time this is for the daddy-to-be and family members as well. Each suite also has a place for the father or another family member to stay the night, if desired.
The C-Section Operating Suite in the birth center is available for unplanned or emergency C-section births. This increases patient safety, since the mother-to-be does not have to leave the birth center for treatment in a regular operating room on a different floor.
The security of the mother and newborn is a primary focus of the Hazel Ruby McQuain Birth Center. The birth center is a "locked unit," with all doors to the center kept locked. Visitors must be "buzzed in" at the door by birth center staff. Adding to the security, the birth center's nurse's station is located at the center's entrance.
The birth center's nursery is located next to the nurse's station.
The nursery features five bassinets, including one isolation bassinet. While newborns typically stay with their mothers, this nursery is available to provide rest time for the mother.
It is Mon General Hospital's goal to provide all patients with a memorable and safe stay at the Birth Center. However, space is sometimes limited. Whenever possible, the Birth Center prefers to leave all mothers-to-be in the same birthing room from beginning to end of stay. However, if a maximum number is reached in our birthing rooms, new families may be asked to move to a different room to open up a birthing room for a new mother-to-be.
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