Anthony Childbirth Center Opens in Grand Fashion

Gov. Hutchinson addresses crowd during the Anthony Childbirth Center grand opening.

The newly renovation Anthony Childbirth Center at Hot Springs held the grand opening celebration on Monday, December 2. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, donors including John Ed Anthony, board members and others were in attendance for the celebration.

The gathered crowd was addressed by Doug Ross, MD, Hot Springs president; Bart Newman, Hot Springs Board President; Chad Aduddell, CEO CHI St. Vincent; Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Jaime Cardenas, OB/GYN and Board Member; Eric Jackson, Board Member; and John Ed Anthony, Anthony Timberlands.

Included in the celebration were guided tours of the new unit and refreshments.

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The 3.5 million dollar renovation includes 12 private, family-centered suites where mothers can labor, deliver and recover in the same space without the need to relocate or be separated from their newborn. The unit provides hands-on education with parents while their newborn is right beside them in the room. Our nurses train them in couplet care, safe sleep practices and everything else they need to know to care for their newborn.

Additional improvements include advanced patient monitoring; newborn bathing sinks with temperature controlled faucets and a radiant heating system to maintain the newborn’s body temperature during bathing; a new critical care nursery; and advanced training for nurses through the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance.

Hot Springs has more than 1,000 births each year. Every mother and child receives the highest level of care and with our move to a true LDRP model, now they gain added care, instruction and resources to help them continue to thrive long after they leave the hospital.