Family Center

Welcome to the Montrose Memorial Hospital Family Center where we have been celebrating new life and serving the community since 1949. 

The Family Center is a warm and friendly environment staffed by an excellent and caring group of nurses, midwives and doctors.  Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe and personal experience for you and your family.   Your childbirth is unique and we desire to accommodate your needs.  Please visit our “providers” webpage to see photos and a listing of our doctors and midwives.

The Family Center includes four large birthing suites where family members and friends can take part in your care.  A Jacuzzi tub is available to you during your labor. We understand that comfort measures are important during your labor experience.  We also support alternative labor methods (aromatherapy, massage, breathing techniques and various positions).

Anesthesia is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists are available to place epidurals day or night. Your nurse will ask what your plans are upon arrival to the Family Center.

Our nursery is fully equipped to care for newborns needing supplemental oxygen, intravenous therapies or specialized feedings.  Typically, healthy newborns room-in with their mothers.  Should your infant need prolonged or intensive care, quick transfer is made available by helicopter to the nearest facility (St. Mary’s or Children’s Hospitals).

Security and Safety are important to us.  A state of the art monitoring system is utilized during labor to ensure your baby’s wellbeing.  As a standard of care to ensure safety, our unit is locked and infants are given security bracelets upon arrival.  Additionally, our operating rooms are located adjacent to the Family Center, should they be needed in an emergency situation.

Childbirth and Sibling Classes offer education and help prepare you and your family for your childbirth.  Please ask about these classes at your prenatal visits or use the contact information below. 

The Follow-up Program ensures that mother and baby are doing well after discharge from the hospital.  Each mother will receive a phone call from our lactation specialist or nursing staff to answer questions and give additional support.  Breast pumps are also available to our patients through this program.

We look forward to meeting you and caring for your new family.  For a tour or to speak with our unit director, please call Coral Ann Hackett: (970) 240-7272.