Women’s and Children’s Services 479-964-9179
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Along with five board-certified OB-GYNs, Saint Mary’s staff includes a board-certified gynecologist and several advanced practitioners. This team provides gynecologic preventative services, and can diagnose and treat diseases in all areas of women’s reproductive health. They also address certain problems present in the bowel, bladder and urinary system.
To schedule an appointment with one of our team, or get more information, call 479-890-7197.
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. All nurses and clinical staff are certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP). The Women’s Services unit is designed for both gynecology and obstetric patients as well as antepartum, postpartum patients, and pediatrics.The unit is designed for both gynecology and obstetric patients as well as antepartum, postpartum patients, and pediatrics.
Throughout your stay, the Women’s and Children’s Services staff 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.
The Newborn Channel is provided in a 24-hour designated patient room. Here engaging and up-to-date educational shows about baby care, safety, and more are available.
To help expectant families and parents prepare for a new arrival, informative classes are also provided by Saint Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Services.
Nothing is 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 the obstetrics program at Saint Mary’s. 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 care from their hospital and staff. Comfort and safety for patient and baby are our top priority. 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. And our maternity nurse manager is always available to discuss any special requests or procedures new mothers may want to explore, such as golden hour, delayed bathing or hiring a doula.
A Caring Maternity Environment
It’s no surprise that friendly and compassionate surroundings enhance what is already a joyful experience. Our comfortable labor, delivery and recovery rooms are designed to feel like home. To promote quality care for your newborn, our maternity area includes a well-staffed newborn nursery. And to remember each baby born at Saint Mary’s, we write your baby’s name on a beautiful canvas painted by one of our caring nurses. Many children who come back for the birth of their sibling enjoy searching for their name on their birth year’s painting
Services and Technology
Our maternity unit continues to advance, with renovations and upgrades to improve patient experience and accommodate your birth plan.
New services and technology include:
- Birthing suites
- Advanced, wireless fetal monitors
- State-of-the-art labor beds
- Birthing balls
- Peanut balls
- Delayed cord clamping
- Delayed bathing
- Golden hour bonding
- Bath demonstrations
- Breastfeeding education and support
After delivery, your newborn will be taken to our nursery. This unit is both a special and routine care nursery and is staffed by Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program® certified personnel. The personnel are available to assist you with the transition from hospital to home to include breastfeeding instruction, bathing and the general care of your infant.
Prepared Childbirth Education and Support
At Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, we work with Millard-Henry Clinic to offer childbirth classes that 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 aid breastfeeding mothers.
Prepared childbirth 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. with a breastfeeding class from 3 p.m.–4 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.
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 pm 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 and follow 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 479-964-9179 between 8 am and 3 pm, Monday – Friday.
Additional Women’s Resources
- Are you a breastfeeding mom or plan to be one? Join our virtual Breastfeeding Support Group. Our nurses and lactation consultants are here to answer your questions and cheer you on.
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- Dare to Wear White – Learn, laugh a little, and share your experiences and feelings on an often taboo subject. Visit daretowearwhite.com for more information.
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- Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. To know more about women’s heart health, visit goredforwomen.org/en/about-heart-disease-in-women.
- Mammograms can be stressful and even a bit scary. But you can prepare yourself with critical information before you get a mammogram. Go to nationalbreastcancer.org/mammogram for a free resource about what to expect at your screening. To schedule your mammogram at Saint Mary’s, call 479-968-2841.
Saint Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Services 479-964-9179
Saint Mary’s Pediatric Unit 479-964-9293
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit is kid-friendly. Our pediatric and newborn nursery staff is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP).
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, call Pediatrics at 479-964-9293.