Plumas District Hospital will resume all OB services, including deliveries on Nov. 1. In a statement released Oct. 29, the hospital administration said, “Our commitment, as always, is on providing the safest and highest quality services possible. To that end, and after listening to the needs of our maternity patients, we have reimagined our OB program to include hospital midwifery services.”
PDH hired a highly qualified Director of Midwife Services, Lori Link, to oversee the creation of this program. She has experience in creating and sustaining hospital midwifery programs and is expected to bring energy and vision to this new program. In addition, the hospital is recruiting a second midwife to work with her. More information on this program will be shared when it’s available.
In an innovative move, the new Certified Nurse Midwives will also have Labor and Delivery nursing experience so they’ll also be able to serve in the nursing role with current OB physicians. This will help ensure that there is always adequate nursing coverage during deliveries.
“We are very pleased to have our labor and delivery program open again,” said CEO JoDee Read, adding, “it’s a vital part of our mission to fully serve our community.”