Labor & Delivery/Nursery Department
Excellent Services with a Friendly & Caring Atmosphere
Welcome to the Labor & Delivery/Nursery Department of Ashley County
Medical Center (ACMC) and our Ashley’s Women’s Services division.
We are genuinely excited to be able to assist you in the most rewarding
event of your life: the birth of your baby. Our Labor & Delivery/Nursery
Department features a “locked unit” that focuses entirely
on this critical first step in motherhood, ensuring that your newest love
one’s safety remains the top priority.
Our department offers state-of-the-art obstetrical and neonatal services
delivered with an earnest interest in your health and happiness. We take
pride in our continued education and pursuit of knowledge regarding obstetrical
and neonatal care, staying abreast of the latest standards and medical
updates, and allowing us to serve you as efficiently as possible. Our
motto at Ashley County Medical Center is “We treat you like family”
and we constantly strive to do just that.
We are led by Dr. Jim Brown, Dr. Ira Murphy, and Dr. Stewart Rushton, who
have been providing services for our community for many years. With extensive
experiences with obstetrical and neonatal treatments, they are capable
of giving our patients the highest quality of care. Our full-time pediatricians
are Dr. Kenneth Richards and Dr. Henry Gomez, who each offer excellent
newborn care at Ashley Health Services and ACMC. Both physicians are dedicated
to ensuring quality healthcare for the children of our communities.
State-of-the-Art Monitoring System & Facilities
At Ashley County Medical Center, we strive to make expecting mothers as
comfortable as possible. We have spared no expense when it comes to creating
a cozy, welcoming environment for our moms-to-be.
Our labor and delivery rooms are equipped with:
- Private bathrooms, including a shower
- Comfortable beds
Additionally, we have installed cutting-edge monitoring systems in OB rooms.
The monitoring system can be viewed from any patient room as well as the
nurse’s station, allowing the staff to monitor a woman’s health
around-the-clock. While postpartum rooms are slightly smaller than labor
and delivery rooms, we have made certain to include the same great accommodations.
Optional Rooming In
Many moms want to keep their new baby with them at all times, and we do
not blame them. At Ashley County Medical Center, we offer optional rooming
in, which allows a mother to keep her new bundle of joy in her room throughout
the entire day if desired. We also understand that some new moms need
to recuperate from the stress and exertion of labor and delivery, and
constantly handling a newborn may slow the healing process. We have a
trained and experienced nursery staff to care for newborns, providing
the baby the best care possible while also letting new moms rest without worry.