Joan Woodman Orton McCollum


When you deliver here, our promise to you is an ongoing commitment to standards of medical excellence, along with the friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff. Our pledge to patient care, comfort, and satisfaction blossoms with every new family we serve.

Love at First

Our team has a love…

Our nurses have a love for children and a love of life that shows. You will see it in the small personal gestures – the look in their eyes when they hold your newborn, the kindness they show to all new parents and their families, and their attention to detail.


With the comforts of home


When you deliver here, our promise toyou is an ongoing commitment to standards of medical excellence, along with our friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff.

We offer peace of mind to families by providing new mothers with advanced equipment and techniques, comfortable surroundings, and modern facilities essential to the best possible birth experience.

Hugs Infant Protection System

We offer the Hugs Infant Protection System® which eases new parents’ concerns about the safety of their baby while at the hospital.

The Hugs Infant Protection System works in a number of ways. Each infant wears an unobtrusive, soft, tamper-proof Hugs tag attached around his or her ankle. A computer console in the Birth Center nurses station displays floor plans of the facility showing tag locations with monitored areas and doors indicated. Alarms are generated if the strap is cut or tampered with, if the infant is moved to an unauthorized zone, or if the tag’s signal is no longer detected.

The system features include: activation of devices such as hospital’s security cameras, door locks, overhead paging systems, pagers, sirens and elevators. In addition to these features, The Richland Hospital Inc. has the Kisses component of the Hugs system in place. Each mom is given a small tag that is bonded with her infant’s Hug tag. Nurses are alerted of a mismatch with an audible indicator.

Midwife Care

Empowering and Supporting Women through All Stages of Life

At Richland Hospital, we are committed to supporting women to make well-informed decisions. We provide a variety of services through Midwifery Care from low-risk pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting to teenage years through the “golden years.”

According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, midwife-led maternity care results in reduced infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, fewer medical interventions, decreased costs, increased savings, and improved client satisfaction.

Our Certified Nurse Midwife, Laci Banker, provides women’s health and family planning from puberty to menopause. When describing her compassion for midwifery, she says, “I love being a part of such an intimate time for a family and providing the options for the birth they want and need. I’m here to listen to women and make decisions together without judgment.”

Midwife Services
  • Primary Care
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Care
  • Labor & Delivery Care
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Birth Control & Contraceptive Options
  • Minor Gynecological Concerns (UTIs)
  • Menopause Concerns & Management
  • Annual Exams

Click here to read more about our Midwifery services.


Pain Management

Labor is a natural — although, sometimes challenging — process. No two women have the same perception of labor pain and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, if you choose to use pain management, you need to choose options that are right for you.

The advantages and disadvantages of the various options should be discussed with your doctor. They are outlined in Preparing For the Birth of Your Baby, the Richland Hospital publication you will receive from the hospital, if you choose to receive care here.

Your physician will discuss and help you learn about pain management options available to you. Should you want an epidural during delivery, this would be administered by a member of the Richland Hospital Anesthesia team.

To make an appointment for primary or prenatal care with our Certified Nurse Midwife,

call The Richland Hospital Clinic


New parents tell us that what matters most are the people who care for them and their new baby. Your birth experience starts long before you enter Richland Hospital Birth Center and continues throughout your child’s lifetime and during your stay with us, we consider it our privilege to assist you and your family in welcoming your baby into the world.


  • Natural light
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Sofa bed for Support person/partner
  • Complimentary meals for Support Person/Partner
  • In-room recliner
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Personal care products
  • Birthing balls
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Training DVD’s
  • TV in-room
  • Doula-Trained Birth Center Registered Nurses
  • Free WiFi
  • Five Certified Lactation Counselors on staff
  • Aromatherapy
  • All-in-one labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum suite
  • C-section operating room on the same floor of the Birth Center for a safe and secure place to welcome your baby


Laci Banker, CNM

Laci Banker, CNM

Taryn Lawler, DO

Taryn Lawler, DO

David May, MD

David May, MD

Mysa Nguyen, MD

Mysa Nguyen, MD

Christine Richards, MD

Christine Richards, MD

Lauren Thomas, MD

Lauren Thomas, MD

Andrew Wright, MD

Andrew Wright, MD


We’re here for you every step of the way! We provide a variety of support services including classes, screenings, personalized services and helpful information to care for your new baby.