"We want pregnant mothers to know that we will be ready for them the
moment our new hospital opens," says Gloria Goodman, R.N., manager
of Family Maternity Suites. "We also want them to have a chance to
find the new hospital and be familiar with where they will come if
they go into labor just after we move into the new facility."
Expectant mothers at all phases of pregnancy are invited to the
open house, along with their families. The event is being hosted by
Don A. Sielaff, M.D., and Kristen Green-Morrow, M.D., specialists in
obstetrics and gynecology at Springfield Clinic Lincoln, as well as
the Family Maternity Suites.
Both physicians plan to be available in the lobby of the new ALMH,
200 Stahlhut Drive, to answer questions following tours.
Information will be available for expectant moms, who can sign up
for a raffle of a large baby basket full of beautiful
newborn-related items donated by the ALMH Auxiliary and Springfield
Clinic. Free gifts will also be available for families who attend,
until supplies run out.
There are many reasons to take a fresh look at Family Maternity
Suites at ALMH, according to the physicians, nurses and local
families. Sielaff says that at ALMH patients and their families
receive more individual attention and feel special.
Because Lincoln is a smaller community, people know the staff,
said new mom Cassidy O'Donoghue. Her friends talked her into
delivering her son at ALMH -- a decision she does not regret.
"Since it's a smaller hospital, I feel like I got more one-on-one
care than I would in a larger hospital. It's more patient-based and
patient-friendly," O'Donoghue says. "Nurses were really friendly.
The daytime nurse was in there probably three times every hour, if
not more, checking on me and making sure I was still doing OK. The
nurses were just as friendly to my fiancÚ as they were to me."
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The doctors and staff at ALMH go out of their way to create great
patient experiences and to make real connections with the entire
family. New moms feel comfortable and confident of the care they
receive. They are at ease leaving their newborns with the staff,
giving them time to quickly recover.
"They really made my experience, not just delivery, excellent.
They made me feel secure and confident," first-time new mom Kristen
Fulton says. "I look forward to having my next baby here."
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has the doctors, staff and
state-of-the-art facilities moms and babies deserve. Join them on
Tuesday to meet the staff and view the new facilities.
Tours will be limited to areas that pregnant women might want to
be familiar with, but families are invited to return March 12 for
full tours open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
[Text from file received
from Abraham Lincoln Memorial