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Obstetrics & Maternity Care Washington, IN

Daviess Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Center is located on the second floor. We offer a variety of healthcare programs and services to address the specific needs of women at every life stage. From your childbearing years through menopause and beyond, we're committed to helping you stay well and live well.

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. We offer expectant parent classes for parents and families to 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.

Daviess Community Hospital is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Silver Level, for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, the only national infant safe sleep organization. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for kids are dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Daviess Community Hospital is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.

DCH has also been recognized for Excellence in Infant and Maternal Health by the Indiana Hospital Association. The INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition is based on the​ implementation of best practices in six key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, obstetric hemorrhage, and maternal hypertension.

Do you have an OB doctor?

If not, visit our partner providers from Heartland OB GYN (http://heartlandobgyn.com) . These highly experienced obstetricians and gynecologists are located next to the hospital and provide on-call services for Daviess Community Hospital to handle baby deliveries and emergency situations.

Michael Cassidy and Melissa Russell with twins Lily and Lyla.

Birthing Center - With labor, delivery and postpartum care all in the same personalized space, DCH's birthing center offer enhanced comfort and technology. Daviess Community Hospital is committed to providing the best in labor care, and to giving your baby a happy, healthy start in life. Every mom and baby are different and our goal is to help you both have the most fulfilling experience possible.

High-risk Pregnancy Care - Perinatal care starts when your OB-GYN identifies a health concern with mother or baby during the pregnancy. If your pregnancy is considered high-risk, we offer a Perinatal Navigator, Desiree’ Lewis, RN, BSN, to educate and guide you throughout your pregnancy. She is available to help ensure that your pregnancy and birth experience are everything you hoped. Contact Desiree at 812-254-2760 Ext. 1333 or 812-698-6042 (texting welcome).

Pediatric Hospitalist - Miranda Schneider, NP is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in newborn and pediatric care. She has over 15 years of experience in Newborn Intensive care, OB, and routine newborn and pediatric care. For the past 5 years she served as the lead Nurse Practitioner for Good Samaritan Hospital’s level II nursery. At Daviess Community Hospital, she will be combining her passion for teaching and newborn intensive care as she helps expand the Women’s Health Center to a level II nursery. The hospital will now be able to provide care for infants that require more than just routine care, such as those babies that are moderately ill, premature, or have other health issues.

Shawna O'Kelley-Brinson, BSN, RN, Director of Obstetrics, Nursery and Childbirth Education
812-254-2760 Ext. 1345
sbrinson@dchosp.org


Desiree’ Lewis, RN, BSN, DCH Perinatal Navigator
812-254-2760 Ext. 1333 or 812-698-6042 (texting welcome)
dlewis@dchosp.org

Miranda Schneider, NP, Pediatric Hospitalist
mschneider@dchosp.org
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