Women & Children
Families are important to us. From the awe of childbirth and trying toddler times through midlife and the golden years, LRMC offers all the services needed to keep women and children healthy and happy.
We love babies. Especially bringing them safely into this world. With almost 4,000 deliveries at LRMC each year, you can be sure you’re getting more experience and more expertise than you ever expected. In our spacious home-like birthing suites, you can be surrounded by family and friends, not to mention our highly skilled obstetric nurses. And to make you even more comfortable, an on-site anesthesiologist is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. We even have perinatologists for mothers faced with a high risk pregnancy. Add all this to our many childbirth classes and pregnancy programs, and you and your baby will be cradled with the most complete care available.
Childbirth, newborn, breast-feeding and car seat classes are offered at a variety of times.
A lot can happen in 9 months. And a lot can happen in 9 minutes. As the area’s largest Level II NICU, LRMC is specially equipped to care for newborns as small as 2.2 pounds. Our on-staff neonatologists work closely with our highly trained NICU nurses and respiratory therapists to deliver the most sophisticated life-saving care in a technologically advanced, yet nurturing environment.
It’s miraculous to see how our preemies and at-risk newborns begin to thrive with the comfort of our womb-like cradles or the warm gel mattresses of our intensive care beds. We provide Kangaroo Care that cultivates physical bonding between baby and parents. Our new state-of-the-art Giraffe beds provide our NICU nurses with immediate access to babies who require intense interventions, while allowing for a protected environment for premature babies. And when you’re ready to take your baby home, we offer CPR instruction and sleep apnea monitor training.
Kids keep you busy and us too. Our 47-bed pediatric medical/surgical unit is the area’s largest, and our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the area’s only one of its kind. To make our care even more complete, we offer an 8-bed adolescent mental health unit and a 10-bed pediatric emergency room that houses life-saving equipment specific to a child’s needs. All of these units, as well as our programs for chronic asthma and other conditions, are supported by our outstanding pediatric specialists.
A recent stay on our pediatric floor prompted one young patient to write a rap about his experience:
Women are unique. And they require care that is unique to their health needs. Our women’s services cater to females of all ages with education and screenings to prevent illness, and with the most respected care in cardiology, orthopedics, gynecology and oncology to treat illness.