MARCH OF DIMES RECOGNIZES SAINT MARY’S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR
ITS WORK TO GIVE MORE BABIES A HEALTHY START IN LIFE
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has reduced the number of elective
inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks
of pregnancy. This will give more babies a healthy start in life, allowing
more time for development of the brain, lungs and other vital organs,
the March of Dimes says.
“We are proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who recognized
the need to reduce unnecessary early deliveries in our hospital, and over
the past several years we have put in place policies to avoid scheduling
C-sections or inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically
necessary,” said Bre Taylor, Director of Maternal Child Services
for Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
March of Dimes is partnering with the Nevada Department of Health and Human
Services; Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the Nevada Hospital
Association to recognize Nevada birthing hospitals that pledge to eliminate
early elective deliveries.
March of Dimes has been getting out the word that “Healthy Babies
are Worth the Wait.” This campaign urges women to wait for labor
to begin on its own if their pregnancy is healthy, rather than scheduling
delivery before 39 weeks.
Find out how you can help prevent premature birth and birth defects by visiting
Learn more about Saint Mary’s birthing services at SaintMarysReno.com/LaborandDelivery.
About Saint Mary’s Health Network: Saint Mary’s based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital
offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized
and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust
line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, robust surgical
and orthopedic services, and award-winning Cardiology program and more.
The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a
state-of-the-art Fitness Center. As a long-standing community partner,
Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of
northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit
About March of Dimes: Each year nearly 4,000,000 babies are born in the United States and March
of Dimes touches each one of them through research, education, support,
and advocacy. March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for
pregnancy and baby health. March of Dimes works to improve the health
of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.