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Labor & Delivery

Greene County General Hospital is ready when you are.  You and your baby will have access to quality care from experienced, knowledgeable, and caring obstetrics and nursery staff around the clock. The OB department offers personal, individualized care and teaching. Plus, you will enjoy a family atmosphere in beautiful, contemporary, custom-made oak-detailed labor and delivery rooms. Postpartum, you will have a private room to enjoy time with your new bundle of joy.


Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles

GCGH is now offering a program designed to help parents care for their newborns. The Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program was designed to combat Indiana’s high infant mortality rate, and provides new parents with supplies  to help baby sleep safely and have a healthy first year.  Mothers must complete a full continuum of care with our providers and deliver at GCGH to be eligible.

Download the application today!

To learn more, contact us at 812-847-2281 or schedule an appointment with these providers:

  • Dr. Youssef Rezk, Board-Certified OB-GYN: Greene County HEalth-Lone Tree, 812-847-8664
  • Dr. Kelly Ramsey, Family Practitioner: Greene County Health-Linton, 812-847-7005
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mateos, OB-GYN: 812-699-4023
  • Dr. Fred Ridge, Family Practitioner: 812-847-4481

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This program has been officially endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as a Legacy Project.  


Greene County General Hospital’s OB department offers around the clock care. When it comes to labor and delivery, anesthetists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for epidurals.

The OB department provides a variety of services. Maternal perinatal labor and delivery care (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum) and neonatal (newborn) care, including circumcisions and in-house phototherapy, are available.  Also, the OB department staff will arrange in-home phototherapy, if needed, to continue newborn phototherapy treatment after discharge.

Outpatient testing – including non-stress tests and contraction stress tests – is available.

OB Doctors-01 low resThe department also offers patient education on topics such as breast feeding, infant care, bottle feeding, and safety and self-care.

OB staffers coordinate, facilitate, and/or perform the following newborn screening tests:

  • Pulse oximetry to detect critical congenital heart defects.
  • Blood tests that screen for 43 inherited metabolic disorders of body function.
  • Hearing screenings to detect for congenital hearing loss and to provide early detection and intervention to avoid delayed hearing and speech development.

 

All staff members are CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) certified. There are two NPR instructors on staff. Several OB staff members are certified in the following: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). In addition, many staff members are certified in S.T.A.B.L.E., a neonatal education program focusing on six assessment parameters- Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work and, Emotional support for family in regards to post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of sick infants.

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, and there are so many things to consider, including prenatal care, delivery options, and special issues like morning sickness.

You can learn more in our online health library.

 

Photos by Katie Marie Photography

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