Women’s Health

Montrose Memorial Hospital offers a variety of high-quality health care options for women in our community. Our Family Center and Alpine Women’s Centre offer you a welcome experience with knowledgeable and caring staff and state-of-the-art technology. Learn more about our facilities and services below.

Alpine Women’s Centre

The Alpine Women’s Centre is a comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology practice serving Montrose and surrounding counties. Our office is currently open Monday through Friday. We are located at 715 S. 3rd St. in Montrose. You can call us at (970) 249-6737.

Our full staff include OB/GYN physicians James N. Gilham, D.O., Richard G. Hanley, M.D., Derick R. Fenton, M.D., Sheena Wisler, M.D., Meg Benasutti, ANP-BC, and Debra Chapman, RN, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC.

Alpine Women’s Centre offers:

  • Annual gynecology exams and pap smears
  • Gynecology care
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Complete obstetric care
  • Treatment for pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, uterine fibroids, and female bladder problems
  • Informative birth control counseling to help you explore your options, including intrauterine devices (IUD’s) and Nexplanon.

For more information, contact (970) 249-6737.

 

Family Center

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

Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion designation means Montrose Memorial Hospital has access to the most current data and best practices and resources available, and our hospital is leading the way for the safest, healthiest outcomes for Colorado’s pregnant and postpartum people, infants, and their families.

 

 

 

The Family Center has 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, and comfort measures are sustained throughout your labor experience. We also support alternative labor methods such as aromatherapy, labor ball, peanut ball, breathing techniques, and various positions. We consistently follow baby-friendly guidelines to help keep you and your baby together through the entire process. In addition, you can feel confident in your care with pediatricians that round twice a day to assess your and your baby’s health and wellness.

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

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 emergent situation.

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.

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 click here for information about Teddy Bear University.

The Follow-up Program ensures that mother and baby are doing well after discharge from our 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 available to our patients through this program. In addition, moms having difficulty breastfeeding can meet with our lactation specialists for up to a year after birth.