Saint Alphonsus Medical Center's welcoming Birth Center provides a comfortable, safe, and family-centered labor and delivery experience for Baker City's newest parents and little ones. With four private birthing suites, the Birth Center's recently remodeled 4,600 sq-foot facility provides a home-like environment for the entire family, from labor through recovery.
Expectant mothers are able to labor, deliver, recover, and bond with their infants all in one generously sized room. Much-appreciated amenities include: Jacuzzi tubs, full-size beds for fathers and other birth coaches – even a special dinner for two after the delivery. In addition to ensuring a welcoming and secure beginning, Saint Alphonsus strives to ensure that its services are technologically on par with those available in more populated urban centers, ensuring equitable, state-of-the-art care for Baker County's maternity and neonatal patients.
With more than 90% of all babies born in Baker County arriving at Saint Alphonsus, the Birth Center plays a crucial role in providing the region's newborns and their families with the brightest possible start. With generous clinician-to-patient ratios, Saint Alphonsus ensures that every family receives a significant amount of very personalized attention. Saint Alphonsus' labor and delivery services are provided by a cohesive, experienced, and highly certified team of registered nurses, physicians, and nurse anesthetists. Specialty certifications held by the Birth Center's RNs include Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and S.T.A.BL.E. (post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants).
The Birth Center is the only hospital-based labor and delivery center in Baker City; in addition, Baker County families have access to a range of services, including emergency transport to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit in southwestern Idaho, through its Saint Alphonsus Health System partnerships.