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
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 a board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Laurel Walton. Dr. Walton’s is located across from the Hospital at the My Linton Clinic’s Women’s Health Center (1210 N. 1000 W. Linton, IN 47441) and she delivers at Greene County General Hospital. Dr. Walton is 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. 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, Nikki Page, RN
Nikki Page, RN is 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
To refer a patient to our Perinatal Navigator services, click here.
Audry Britton, CHW is Greene County’s Community Healthcare Worker for the Perinatal Navigator program. Audry helps to enroll Greene County families, provide resources and education and works to support families through preconception, pregnancy and post partum.
Both Audry and Nikki work 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 handmade diaper bag created locally by Four Rivers Resource Center, and a bundle of supplies designed to help promote safe sleep and other healthy habits.
Greene County General Hospital is saving significant money through a bond refinance that will provide an overall $963,000 in net present value savings, or 15.3% of the previously outstanding bond amount. In addition, the bond issue provides $8 million in new funding for new construction and capital projects at GCGH. Declining interest rates and a […]