It’s good to know there is a full service maternity hospital near you. The Greene County General Hospital Labor and Delivery department is ready when you are, with experienced nurses and doctors and a host of amenities to help make your first special days together comfortable. In October 2020, The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Hospital Association recognized us as an INspire Hospital of Distinction. This distinction is given to hospitals dedicated to implementing best practices in five key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, and obstetric hemorrhage. In 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield designated our Labor and Delivery as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. The Blue Distinction Centers designation signifies that our maternity care program met nationally established selection criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively. In addition, GCGH is a member of Indiana’s Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM).
As a participating AIM hospital, we:
promote the best practices in maternal health with the alignment of maternal safety efforts on a local, state, and national level;
provide intensive technical assistance with team-based communication, effective collaboration and harmonized data collection for participating hospitals;
provide access to resources through National AIM, including a user-friendly data portal, patient safety tools, eLearning modules for clinical staff, maternal safety webinars, etc.; and
facilitates networking and collaboration among delivering facilities to share learning opportunities.
We are also required to submit data quarterly to monitor our progress towards successful bundle implementation.
At GCGH, our patients have access to private rooms, ensuring plenty of bonding time, and Certified Lactation Specialists will help make sure you and baby get all the benefits of breastfeeding from the very beginning.
From labor to recovery, My Clinics and Greene County General Hospital will be there to help you and your new baby start
strong. My Linton Clinic’s Women’s Health Center offers two board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Laurel Walton and Dr. Sonya Williams. Both physicians are located across from the Hospital at the My Linton Clinic’s Women’s Health Center (1210 N. 1000 W. Linton, IN 47441) and deliver at Greene County General Hospital. Dr. Walton and Dr. Williams are taking new patients!
Call 812-847-4481 to make an appointment at the My Linton Clinic’s Women’s Health Center.
Greene County General Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department offers around the clock care. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for epidurals, and if the need arises, highly-skilled surgeons are always on call to provide C-sections.
Labor and Delivery provides a variety of services including maternal perinatal labor and delivery care (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum) and neonatal (newborn) care, including circumcisions and in-house phototherapy. The staff will arrange in-home phototherapy, if needed, to continue newborn treatment after discharge.
Outpatient testing – including non-stress tests and contraction stress tests – is available.
The 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 50 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 (NRP) certified. There are two NRP instructors on staff. Several 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.
Perinatal Navigator Department
Nikki Page, RN is a Registered Nurse and Greene County’s Perinatal Navigator. She serves families of Greene County to help them have healthy pregnancies and babies. This is a free program through the Indiana Rural Health Association funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The program is open to families during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and until the child is 18 months old. Nikki is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Her office is located in the My Linton Clinic. For more information call 812-847-4481 ext. 7158 or text 812-665-0311
Kelly Rawlins, BS, is Greene County’s new Community Health Worker through the Healthy Start Communities that C.A.R.E. program. She works alongside Nikki, the Perinatal Navigator. Kelly is a long-time resident of Greene County. She grew up in Jasonville and obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling through Mid-Continent University. She comes to us with 12 years of experience connecting families to resources. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her young kids.
Peyton Goodwin, LSW, is Greene County’s Perinatal Social Worker through the Healthy Start Communities that C.A.R.E. program. Peyton graduated from Linton- Stockton High School in 2015. She went on to pursue her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work at Indiana State University. Peyton is a licensed therapist that has a background working with individuals and families. She enjoys being outdoors and planting. Peyton has a passion for helping those with their mental health needs and ending the stigma.
To refer a patient to our Perinatal Navigator services, click here.
The Perinatal Navigator program works to help families have healthy babies and positive outcomes. To better serve Greene County, the Lexi Poindexter Memorial Project has partnered with our Perinatal Navigator program to serve our families even more. Now, pregnant and post partum women receive blood pressure cuffs and blood pressure education to help spread awareness of pre eclampsia and prevent complications associated with pre eclampsia. Any pregnant woman is at risk for developing pre eclampsia from 20 weeks of pregnancy until their baby is 8 weeks old.
Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles
The Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program is an innovative way to help new parents have a healthy and successful first year at home with their babies. Expectant mothers can enroll in the program and will meet with OB nurses as they complete their prenatal care with their providers. After delivering at the Hospital, families will go home with a new Pack-n-Play, a diaper bag, and a bundle of supplies designed to help promote safe sleep and other healthy habits.
For questions or more information contact our Labor and Delivery Department at 812-847-2281 or contact Greene County’s Perinatal Navigator, Nikki Page, RN at 812-847-4481 or text 812-665-0311
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