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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cherished Beginnings: Where every delivery in Morgan County is special

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – When it comes to pre-natal care and delivery of babies in Morgan County, most parents-to-be choose Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville.

After March 1, it will be the only hospital in that county to deliver babies and provide neonatal intensive care to patients in south-central Indiana.

The long successful Cherished Beginnings program at Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville features 13 private rooms, which allows a patient to stay in one room for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care.

“We believe the birth of any child should be a positive and memorable experience,” said Stephanie Brock, RN, director of obstetrics and Cherished Beginnings. “The hospital offers a unique family-centered approach to childbirth that promotes building new family bonds.”

About 500 babies are born annually at Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville.

Additionally, the obstetrics unit has two Caesarean surgical suites, Level II special care nursery services, and access to Level III neonatal intensive care physicians and nurses at Franciscan St. Francis-Indianapolis, the only unit of its kind in south-central Indiana.
The Mooresville hospital offers a full range of obstetrics and gynecological services. Led by Glenn Dobbs, DO, Southside OBGYN is located near the Cherished Beginnings unit. Dobbs, an independent physician at Franciscan St. Francis, specializes in diabetes care, minimally invasive surgery with a special interest in high risk pregnancy.