Russell Medical takes pride in our spacious LDR birthing suites, designed and comfortably furnished with the whole family in mind. Every medical need has been anticipated and the suites are fully equipped to handle each phase of labor and delivery. All necessary equipment for delivery is immediately available.
Our GE Centricity monitoring system allows our physicians and staff to carefully monitor mother and baby at the bedside and remote domains. A specially designed C-section room is located in close proximity, providing quick access for emergency deliveries.
Mother and infant security is paramount at Russell Medical. Visitor access to the unit is closely monitored. All newborns have computerized identification bracelets that track their locations at all times and locks down elevators and stairwells once alarm is activated.
Russell Medical was one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation, a new designation by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, which recognizes healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care – safely, effectively and cost efficiently. Only those facilities that first meet nationally established, objective quality measures for Blue Distinction Centers are considered for this designation. Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies across the nation have recognized more than 280 hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care. The maternity department has also been recognized for Excellence in Newborn Screening by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
We are proud to have a Certified Lactation Consultant on staff to provide support to breastfeeding moms and their families. In addition, all Registered Nurses on in our birthing services department are certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation.