Women's Health Center
We provide a "family centered" approach to the birthing process
that begins before the birth of the baby and continues after discharge
from the hospital. Expectant parent classes for parents and family prepare
for the birth and
care of the baby. Mothers have a choice of
pain control options during their delivery and spacious birthing
rooms where fathers and other family members can be present are available.
“Professional Care with a
Personal Touch” is what you can expect from us.
A Perinatal Nurse Navigator is there to educate and guide you throughout
your pregnancy. She is available to help ensure that your pregnancy and
birth experience are everything you hoped.
At Daviess Community Hospital, our Navigator is a
registered nurse who has years of experience caring for pregnant patients and new
moms, with a particular specialty for offering support to women with medical
conditions affecting pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Our navigator will also assist in obtaining resources for you and your baby.
Desiree’ Lewis, RN,
BSN,DCH Perinatal Navigator has been a nurse for 11 years at Daviess Community Hospital. After spending
a short time in a Float Pool position she transitioned to Labor &
Delivery to pursue her passion in Women’s Health. During these years
of nursing she has remained PRN on OB and explored many areas of nursing.
She has completed two L&D
travel contracts in Port Charlotte, Florida and Seymour, Indiana. Prior to accepting
the Perinatal Navigator role she was employed by Anthem, Inc. as an OB
Case Manager specializing in High Risk Obstetrics and Substance Use Disorder.
She obtained her
Associates of Nursing from Vincennes University and Bachelor’s
Degree from University of Southern Indiana.
Contact Desiree’ Lewis, RN, BSN at: (812) 254-2760 Ext. 1333 OR (812)
698-6042 (texting welcome)
Here at Daviess Community Hospital, we are proud to offer breastfeeding
services provided by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified
Lactation Counselor. They see everyone inpatient as needed and outpatient
for any breastfeeding difficulties. They are also available by
phone for any questions or concerns and provide a monthly breastfeeding support group
free of charge. A breastfeeding class is also taught as part of the childbirth series.
Lactation Voicemail Line: 812-254-2760 ext. 1344
Child Passenger Safety Program
We are proud to provide car seat education to all families as a Child Passenger
Safety Technician (CPST) is available. We will inspect the car seat in
the vehicle and assess the child in the car seat to ensure proper fit
and installation. A car seat class is also offered as part of the childbirth
series. Our goal is to make sure every child is traveling as safely as
possible and that caregivers have up-to-date, accurate information. Daviess
Community Hospital is currently partnered with the Indiana Criminal Justice
Institute and the Indiana Automotive Safety Program to be the only Permanent
Fitting Station in the area! Please see the Services tab for more information
on the Permanent Fitting Station. You may contact the Child Passenger
Safety Program at
812-254-2760 ext. 1359.
BABIES BORN AT DCH CAN LEAVE THEIR FOOTPRINT ON THE HOSPITAL
Give a lasting tribute in honor of your little one born at Daviess Community
Hospital who has left a footprint on your heart.
Click Here for information about the DCH Foundation Cradle Wall Program
Shawna O'Kelley-Brinson, RN, Director of Obstetrics, Nursery and Childbirth Education
812.254.8880 Ext. 1345
Desiree’ Lewis, RN, BSN, DCH Perinatal Navigator
(812) 254-2760 Ext. 1333 or (812) 696-6042 (texting welcome)
Melissa Schroeder, RNC, IBCLC
Melissa Smith, RN, IBCLC, CPST-I
Child Passenger Safety Instructor
812-254-2760 ext. 1359
Daviess Community Hospital
1314 E Walnut St - PO Box 760
Washington, IN 47501