The newly renovated, state of the art Joan Woodman Orton McCollum Birth Center has the same design esthetic used in our med / surg unit, its color scheme is warm and soothing. The new Operating Room, located in the unit has meant an
improved quality of healthcare and maximized bonding time for families. Check out the virtual tour video to get a first-hand glimps of the new area.
In memory of those too small to remember; and dedicated to those who will never forget, RTS Bereavement offers an opportunity to network and connect with individuals similar struggles. Parents and families of babies who died during pregnancy or shortly thereafter are invited to attend the RTS Bereavement Services.
The time has come to let you go,for your spirit to sing a new song.As another day dawns, with love, I move on…but I will not forget.
Each year, the Richland Hospital hosts an RTS Burial Service. Parents and families of babies who died during pregnancy or shortly thereafter are welcomed to attend. it is held each year in the Richland Center Cemetary at "Baby Heaven."
This service provides an opportunity to remember these cherished babies. Do feel free to cry, for your pain is real and your loss immeasurable. Feel free to share your feeling, because within this gathering there is a common bond and understanding.
For more information, contact Kimberly Spencer at the Richland Hospital Birth Center at 608-647-6321: Extension 2380.
Members of the Birth Center staff are certified technicians and can help you make sure your infant is secured properly in a safety seat.
Following is an article taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.
Hearing impairment is the most common disability at birth. Every year nearly 4,000 babies are born in the United States with hearing impairments. "For children not screened for hearing loss at birth, the average age of identification is 2-1/2 to 3 years of age, well after the most critical period for language development has passed,"explains Barb Nimocks, Richland Hospital Birth Center Unit Coordinator.
Lactation specialists are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to support new moms. Positioning, latching on, breast care, mom’s nutritional needs and more is available. In addition, the Richland Hospital offers pre-natal breastfeeding classes and monthly breastfeeding support group meetings.
Childbirth preparation class enable you to approach this experience with confidence and dignity. Both expectant mothers and fathers are encouraged to attend to gain insight into pregnancy and how to be confident as new parents.