Women’s Services

Saint Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Services 479-964-9179

At Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, you will receive personalized care from our highly, experienced staff. The nurses and staff of the Women’s Services unit have experience in caring for surgical, chronic and acute care GYN patients. The unit is designed for both gynecology and obstetric patients as well as antepartum, postpartum patients, and pediatrics.

Throughout your stay, the staff of the Women’s and Children’s unit is on hand to care for you and your infant. Private waiting areas are available to family and friends along with easy access to the nursery viewing area. We offer the Newborn Channel; a 24-hour designated patient room that provides various educational shows about baby care, safety, etc. Women’s and Children’s Services also offers informative classes for expectant parents and families to help better prepare you for their new arrival.



My Baby Expectations

At Women’s and Children’s Services, we know that there is nothing more joyous than the beginning of a new life. Our friendly, compassionate and understanding staff can guide you and your family through this exciting experience. The goal of our maternity unit is to focus on what’s important, welcoming the newest member of your family.

Special delivery best describes our obstetrics program at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The arrival of a new family member is regarded with the level of thoughtful, compassionate care deserving of one of life’s most blessed events. Upon admittance, the hospital offers labor rooms in a home-like, relaxing environment. New mothers can labor, deliver, and recover in one of the birthing rooms designed to enhance the birth experience. Behind the scenes, advanced wireless fetal and maternal monitoring equipment checks the condition of both mother and infant throughout the birth process, ensuring health and safety.

A Compassionate Maternity Program

Expectant parents expect high quality from their hospital and staff. Comfort and safety for patient and baby are important. From pre-admission to discharge, patients and families can depend on our highly skilled delivery team of anesthesiologists, OB technicians and trained nursery personnel for professional care and advanced treatments. The comfort and safety of mother and child are our top priority. And our Maternity Nurse Manager is always available to discuss any special requests or procedures new mothers may want to explore.

A Caring Maternity Environment

It’s no surprise that friendly and compassionate surroundings enhance what is already a joyful experience. Our comfortable labor, delivery rooms and recovery are designed to feel like home. To promote quality care for your newborn, the maternity area at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center includes a well-staffed newborn nursery.

Birthing Suites

Women’s and Children’s Services provides patients with a comfortable environment for you and your family. The unit offers private birthing suites where you can labor, deliver, and recover in one room.


After delivery, your newborn will be taken to our nursery. This unit is both a special and routine care nursery and is staffed by Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified personnel. The personnel are available to assist you with the transition from hospital to home to include breast-feeding instruction, bathing and the general care of your infant

Prepared Childbirth Classes * Support for Breastfeeding Mothers * Newborn Care

At Saint Mary’s Regional Medical, we work with Millard-Henry Clinic to offer childbirth classes and focus on many beneficial lessons: Prenatal Care, Parenting, Nutrition, Breastfeeding, and much more! Nursing mothers find support both before and after delivery from experienced Women’s and Children’s Services staff.  A Board certified RN lactation consultant is available to provide assistance to breast feeding mothers.

Classes should be taken close to your due date, usually the seventh month or later.  Please call one of the numbers below to register for the classes. Parents should dress comfortably.

Classes are held on the third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Women’s and Children’s Services OB classroom on the third floor. There are no fees, and lunch and materials are provided.  To register or to get a current schedule, call Debbie Ellis  at 964-5436 or 964-9179.

Goodsiblings Class

Everyone is excited about a new addition to the family, but often a sibling may have questions, fears and concerns. For children approximately two through 12 years of age, Saint Mary’s goodsiblings class prepares and reassures siblings for the arrival of their new family members. Children will learn about the maternity unit and important information on how to hold and properly care for a child. The class is held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Women’s & Children’s Department, located on the third floor of the hospital. Classes are free but you must pre-register.

Class photos are featured on Saint Mary’s Facebook page so be sure to look for your precious goodsiblings and “share” the post with others.  “Like” us at  Photo consent is required. You may opt out of the group photo if you prefer.

For more information, or to enroll your child, call Debbie Ellis at 479-964-5436 or 479-964-9179 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.


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Children’s Services

Saint Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Services 479-964-9179

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit is kid-friendly. Our Pediatric and Newborn Nursery staff is Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Pediatric Advance Life Support certified.


Saint Mary’s Pediatric Unit 479-964-9293

The Pediatric Unit at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is here to serve the children and youth of Russellville and the surrounding community. This unit is designed to care for all pediatric patients from newborns to age 16.

Services within the unit include:

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Inpatient Surgery
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Chronic & Acute Diseases
  • IV Therapy
  • Pulmonary dysfunction
  • Crisis Intervention

The patient care manager directs the unit, under the supervision of the assistant administrator. The unit consists of a highly trained staff of RNs. For questions or more information please call pediatrics at 479-964-9293.