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Saint Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Services

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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.

For more information about the Women’s Services at Saint Mary’s Regional, visit www.saintmaryswomenslife.blogspot.com or call 479-964-9179.


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 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 offer childbirth classes and focus on many beneficial lessons: Prenatal Care, Parenting, Nutrition, Breastfeeding, and much more! 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.

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.

There is a charge of $40, with lunch provided on the Saturday class as well as materials. The fee can be paid in advance or at the first class. To register or to get more information, call Debbie Ellis (964-5436 or 964-9178) or Sherry McClure (964-5435).

Make checks payable to SMRMC.  You can mail your payment to:

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System
Attn:  Sherry McClure, Women’ Services
1808 West Main St
Russellville, AR 72801

(Breastfeeding/Newborn Care)

Download a pdf of class times here >>

Download a Spanish pdf of class times here >>

Meet at Saint Mary’s Annex
(Located at the northeast corner of West C Street and North Seattle Avenue, across from Saint Mary’s Outpatient Services and Emergency Department entrances)

Meeting times: Saturday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., plus the following Tuesday at 7 p.m.
(Each class includes the two sessions.)

2016 DATES
Sat., January 9,  and Tues., January 12
Sat., February 13, and Tues., February 16
Sat., March 12, and Tues., March 15
Sat., April 9, and Tues., April 12
Sat., May 14, and Tues., May 17
Sat., June 11, and Tues., June 14
Sat., July 9, and Tues., July 12
Sat., August 13, and Tues., August 16
Sat., September 10, and Tues., September 13
Sat., October 8, and Tues., October 11
Sat., November 12,  and Tues., November 15
Sat., December 10, and Tues., December 13

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

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 facebook.com/saintmarysregional.  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 479-964-9178 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


Download a pdf of class times here >>

Download a Spanish pdf of class times here >>

Meet at Saint Mary’s Women’s & Children’s Department
(Third floor of the hospital)

Meeting times: second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

2016 DATES
January 11

February 8
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

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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.