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Safety and Innovations

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Women and Newborns was designed with the safety of you and your baby in mind and includes some of western Iowa’s most forward-thinking health innovations.

Safety

Certification

All Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Women and Newborns nurses are equipped with additional specialty training in the emergency treatment of pregnant or newly delivered women.

Same-Sided Room Design

Every room is designed with equipment and features in the same place. This design allows staff to quickly access equipment in the same location in every room.

In-Room Medical Equipment

Wall cabinets store the labor and delivery procedure and treatment cart, medical supplies, linens and laundry. The equipment, while out of sight, is within easy reach of the staff when needed.

Art With a Purpose

Wall art quickly releases to allow access to oxygen lines and other hidden medical equipment. This means emergency medical supplies are right at hand – but out of the sight of you and your visitors.

Emergency Elevator Call Buttons

The nurses station has a priority elevator call button to call the elevator in the event that an emergency needs to be cared for in our main OR.


Innovations

Dedicated Prep/Recovery Rooms for Cesarean Section Families

We have created a facility that allows moms and babies to stay together whenever medically possible, including after most C-sections. If mother and baby are stable after delivery, they can recover together in the same room, which is spacious enough to accommodate them, their caregivers, the baby warmer and family members eager to meet the newest addition.

Physician Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)

EFM is a technology commonly used in the obstetric setting to assess the baby’s well-being during labor. To ensure the highest level of expertise in the use of EFM to keep mother and baby safe, all of our Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital labor and delivery nurses passed the national exam and obtained a certificate of added qualification in EFM and every Methodist physician who delivers babies at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital is certified in this specialty.

Western Iowa’s Largest OB/GYN Practice

Because we’re dedicated to women’s health, we’re delighted to have the Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center — the largest OB/GYN practice in western Iowa — right across the street from the hospital. You can come to one campus for all of your gynecological and women’s health needs.

Western Iowa’s Only Level II Neonatal ICU (NICU)

Our four-bed Level II NICU is available for babies born at 36 weeks or above that require additional care. Our goal is to keep moms and babies together whenever possible, but should your newborn need a higher level of care, we transfer to Methodist Women’s Hospital’s Level III NICU in Omaha.