Obstetrical Emergency Department/Triage Unit and Hospitalist Service
The Obstetrical Emergency Department/Triage Unit and Hospitalist Service, located within the Childbirth Center, is a satellite of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center's Haggen Family Emergency and Trauma Center
. It functions like an emergency department in that all patients are seen by a physician, triaged and a decision is made to either admit the patient to the Childbirth Center, or to treat and release them to home. An obstetrical hospitalist and anesthesiologist are also immediately available to manage all obstetrical emergencies.
This program enhances the continuity of care for pregnant women, new mothers and their infants, while supporting our vision of improved safety and clinical outcomes in our obstetrical unit.