Women & Newborn Services
Having a baby?
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is proud to offer a friendly and professional birthing center where we shower our mothers and babies with the care and attention that they deserve.
The perfect place to start your family is closer than you think.
With six birthing suites and ten post partum rooms, all within close proximity to the nurses' station, we have an enhanced ability to respond rapidly to patient or family needs throughout the birth experience. Each room is private and spacious with an individual bathroom.
The rooms also have a "sleep chair," so a spouse or significant support person is able to stay at the bedside and have more opportunity to bond with the newborn and share in these precious first days of life. The father or support person is also encouraged to get involved in the educational process and newborn care. Your nurse will assist you with feeding, any baby care questions you may have and instruct you on your personal care once you leave the hospital.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital has five Board Certified Obstetricians, one Certified Nurse Midwife and three Board Certified Pediatricians.
The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art monitors. These monitors provide a greater monitoring capability through sensors that can monitor the fetal heart rate in a wider range, reducing the interruption to reposition the monitor on the mother's abdomen. Each of these monitors is equipped to monitor twins, provide continuous maternal ECG (heart rhythm patterns), oxygen levels and blood pressures. The comprehensive information from each of these monitors is displayed through a central system at the nurses' station so the nursing staff can simultaneously evaluate the well-being of all laboring patients and their unborn child(ren) without unnecessarily disturbing them. The information is also displayed at the bedside.
Each delivery area has a warmer to provide a safe temperature-controlled environment for the newborn infant's immediate care. These units are near the bedside where the parents can observe the care their newborn receives in those important first minutes of life in the world beyond the womb.
Cesarean sections are performed on the OB unit where new mothers also receive post operative recovery.
With the understanding that many of the infants will be in the patient room rather than the newborn nursery we have implemented several measures to provide a secure environment for the young family. All of the newborns receive an identification band immediately following delivery, prior to leaving the delivery area, and a corresponding band is placed on the wrist of the mother and her designated support person. Individuals with matching bands are the only persons who can receive the infant from the nursery. Additionally, an electronic security system monitors the location of each infant. Should an infant be located in the immediate vicinity of an exit, the exits are designed to lock and an alarm will sound in the unit. Cameras have been installed near the major exits to the unit to enable the staff to observe the exit hallways.
You may request a tour of the unit by calling 775-748-2140
which is also offered as a part of the Childbirth Classes at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.
For the love of your family, we are proud to serve with excellence at the Women and Newborn Center at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.