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Birthing Hospitals

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From the October 2012 edition
 Central Ohio offers many excellent options for health facilities where you can deliver your baby. In this month’s Go-To Guide, we have compiled 2011 data about birthing hospitals in Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties. All information was provided by the facilities listed.
 
Facility: Berger Health System, 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, 740-420-8555, bergerhealth.com
Births in 2011: 367
Cesarean Sections in 2011: 82
Number of Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms: 8 LDRP
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: No
Additional Features: Multiple education classes for expecting and new parents including Tiny Talk and Happiest Baby on the Block.
 
Facility: Doctors Hospital, 5100 W. Broad St., Columbus, 614-544-1000, ohiohealth.com/doctors
Births: 912
Cesarean Sections: 272
Number of Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms: 12 LDRP
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 2 Newborn Special Care Unit
Additional Features: All private rooms with private bathrooms, surgical suite, NSCU unit and LDPRs all in one area on the same floor, 24 hour in-house physician coverage, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours, breast pump rental program, baby weight station, Maternal Fetal Medicine for high risk patients, kangaroo care, childbirth education and easy access to the freeway. 
 
Facility: Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Dr., Dublin, 614-544-8000, ohiohealth.com/dublinmethodist
Births: 1594
Cesarean Sections: 462
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 9 LDR
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: CNMs are in-house 24/7, but they do not have their own patients. They perform deliveries if the physician is unavailable or patient arrives without an assigned physician.
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 2 Newborn Special Care Unit
Additional Features: 24-hour in-house physician coverage, free parking, quiet and soothing environment, unique hospital design that provides patient privacy, large private rooms with bathrooms, sleeping space for support persons, refrigerators and beside computer access, outdoor gardens on each unit.
 
Facility: Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, 740-687-8000, fmchealth.org
Births: 1052
Cesarean Sections: 286
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 14 LDRP rooms, but practice as an LDR
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: No
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level  1
Additional Features: Childbirth classes, home visits
 
Facility: Grady Memorial Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, 740-615-1000, ohiohealth.com/grady
Births: 379
Cesarean Sections: 144
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 4 LDR
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Anesthesia is available. And in-house when patients have epidurals
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes        
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 1 Newborn Nursery
Additional Features: Employed NNP, women’s health clinic, breastfeeding hotline, childbirth education, relationship with Riverside Methodist Hospital, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours.
 
Facility: Grant Medical Center, 111 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, 614-566-9000, ohiohealth.com/grant
Births: 2495
Cesarean Sections: 711
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 8 LDR
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3 NICU
Additional Features: Located in the Ann Burba Crane Center for Women and Babies, eight private birthing suites with large family areas including sleeper sofas and patients’ own bathrooms and showers, 27 private postpartum rooms with bathrooms, showers and sleep accommodations for the patient support person; a well-baby nursery located on the same floor as the postpartum rooms, a Nationwide Children’s Hospital NICU, five private rooms designed specifically for women with high-risk pregnancies, Mother’s Milk Bank of Ohio, bra fitting services, breast pump rental and retail items, free parking for all patients and visitors.
 
Facility: Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark, 740-348-4000, lmhealth.org
Births: 974
Cesarean Sections: 264
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 5 LDR, 2 recovery beds, 18 Postpartum beds
IV Required: Yes, for inductions and C-Sections;  If patient not being augmented, and requests no IV, the alternative is a Heparin Lock ( small tubes attached to a catheter, inserted into the arm and held in place with tape in order to administer drugs and fluids for epidurals or emergencies)
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: No
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 2
Additional Features: Chef-prepared gourmet meal for parents; Certified Massage Therapist for labor patients and post delivery; Childbirth Education, Sibling classes, Infant CPR, Maternity tours; Safe sitter classes; Breastfeeding Education & Support Program; Certified Car Seat Technicians
 
Facility: Madison County Hospital, 210 N. Main St., London, 740-845-7272, madisoncountyhospital.org
Births: 300 (data from 2010)
Cesarean Sections: 119 (data from 2010)
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): Usually LDRP, but occasionally LDR
IV Required: Generally yes when in labor, unless patient requests otherwise and condition is stable for saline lock. If a patient comes in the night before for an induction, we will utilize a saline lock until labor is established, or Pitocin is needed.
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: No
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 1
Additional Features: Our certified childbirth educator and pediatrician offer a very personalized and extensive childbirth class. We also offer a prenatal clinic so that uninsured and underinsured clients can receive prenatal care based on a sliding scale (sometimes free). We encourage Kangaroo Care and rooming in with parents. A "candlelight" celebration dinner is also provided to the new parents free of cost. 
 
Facility: Memorial Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., Marysville, 937-644-6115, memorialhosp.org
Births: 549
Cesarean Sections per year: 168
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): LDR
IV Required: standard of care, but patient desire considered
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: available
Certified Nurse Midwife: No
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: No
Additional Features: Birthing suites with Jacuzzis, electronic infant security with unit lock-down, mother/baby couplet care, complimentary 30-minute post-delivery massage, sleeping accommodations for father/significant other, celebration meal, internet/Wi-Fi access, spacious waiting area for family/visitors.
 
Facility: Mount Carmel East, 6001 E. Broad St., Columbus, 614-234-6000, mountcarmelhealth.com
Births: 2352
Cesarean Sections: 253 (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): Both
IV Required: Yes, IV access required
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3
Additional Features: Level III maternity, MFM program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services
 
Facility: Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, 614-898-4000, mountcarmelhealth.com
Births: 4678
Cesarean Sections: 409 (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): Both
IV Required: Yes, IV access required
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3
Additional Features: Level III maternity, MFM program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services
 
Facility: Mount Carmel West, 793 W. State St., Columbus, 614-234-5000, mountcarmelhealth.com
Births: 1368
Cesarean Sections: 84 (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): Both
IV Required: Yes, IV access required
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3
Additional Features: Level III maternity, MFM program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services
 
Facility: The Ohio State University Medical Center, 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, 1-800-293-5123, medicalcenter.osu.edu
Births: 4027
Cesarean Sections: 1473
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 13 LDR, 40 private Post Partum rooms
IV Required: No
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: Yes
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3
Additional Features: Nationally renowned high-risk pregnancy specialists, 24-hr in-house physician coverage, prenatal diagnosis program including genetics/maternal fetal medicine physician and three genetic counselors, diabetes in pregnancy program, fetal surgery program for complex birth defects, prematurity prevention program with dedicated nursing and physician expertise, special inpatient unit for women with high-risk pregnancies, childbirth education classes, all private rooms, dining on demand, complimentary support-person breakfast
 
Facility: Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, 614-566-5000, ohiohealth.com/riverside
Births: 6079
Cesarean Sections: 1850
Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum room (LDRP): 20 LDR
IV Required: Yes
24-Hour In-House Anesthesia: Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife: No, but there are several physician practices who utilize them
Certified Lactation Consultant: Yes
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services: Level 3 NICU
Additional Features: Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for management of the NICU, outpatient lactation program, breast pump rental program, baby weight station, Maternal Fetal Medicine for high risk patients, kangaroo care, childbirth education, women’s boutique, designated inpatient unit for women with high-risk pregnancies, all private rooms, parenting helpline, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours.