Please help us welcome our 22nd new hospital partner of 2020, Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Earlier this month, our team kicked off a full-time, Type A obstetrics emergency department.
From the Herald-Whig: “Twenty years ago, the available medical evidence showed that VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) caused unnecessary risks to mother and baby,” said Maureen Kahn, president/chief executive officer of Blessing Health System and Blessing Hospital. “At that time, experts recommended that if a woman had given birth by C-section in the past, future deliveries should also be done by C-section, for the safety of the mother and infant. So, Blessing stopped offering VBACs in compliance with the medical evidence at the time.
“Over the years, women have regularly expressed interest to us regarding VBAC,” Kahn said. “We are pleased to again offer this option to eligible women choosing to give birth at Blessed Beginnings.”
The hospitalist team at Blessing Hospital includes Dr. Eric Colton, Dr. Kent Snowden, Dr. Bryson Whalen, Dr. Preeti Jhaveri and Dr. Nicolai Hinds. Dr. Colton will serve as Site Director for this program.
Our OB hospitalist team is looking forward to working with community OB/GYNs to serve the women and babies in the Quincy area!