Thank you for trusting Irwin County Hospital to take care of you during your time of need. We look forward to providing you with the highest level of quality care. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to making your visit as pleasant as possible. Below is information about our hospital. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us anytime.
Your admission to Irwin County Hospital will be arranged in advance, if possible, by your doctor. If admitted from your doctor’s office, they will tell you when to arrive at the registration department. It is important that you arrive timely, especially if surgery is scheduled for the next morning, so any necessary tests can be completed. For more information, CONTACT US.
Before you Arrive
Upon arrival to Irwin County Hospital, please present to the registration desk and they will contact your nurse to assure your room is ready. To complete your registration, please bring the following items with you: health insurance card(s), photo identification (driver’s license, etc.), physician’s order and list of current medications. After completion of the registration process, a member of our staff will escort you to your room. Patient care rooms include private and semi-private medical care rooms.
Inpatient Medical and Post-surgical care include: antepartum and postpartum care, geriatric care, post-surgical care, pediatric care, specialty isolation, telemetry monitoring, management of critical infusions, acute illness and various other maladies.
Over the last few decades, Irwin County Hospital has delivered more than 10,000 babies into the world, but our story is your bundle of joy. So whether your pregnancy journey begins — whether its general obstetrical care or challenges related to infertility — we invite you to experience the personalized care that’s been the Irwin County standard for decades.We offer expertise and a multi-disciplinary team approach to care, including obstetricians, nurses and highly-specialized experts. From the moment you enter our doors, until the day you leave for home with your new baby, you’ll be given compassionate care in a small community.
Labor and Delivery Checklist
To help you and your family prepare, here are some suggested steps to prepare you for this journey.
During Your First Trimester
Consider taking prenatal vitamins
Discontinue any unhealthy activities such as tobacco or alcohol use
During Your Second Trimester
Schedule your associated ultrasounds on our new equipment
Research child care options if needed or desired. It’s never too early.
Prepare the baby’s room. Don’t forget the diapers
Speak with your Employer regarding family/medical-maternity leave options and complete required paperwork
During Your Third Trimester
Begin to speak with your Doctor regarding your birth plan
Select a pediatrician for the many first-year visits
Pre-register for your hospital stay, CLICK HERE
Finish your baby nursery & purchase baby essentials
Install your car seat
Two Weeks Before Your Due Date
Select a name for your baby
Pack your hospital bag, which may include the following items:
After the birth of your child, your next question is where my baby will be cared for. Just off from patient rooms is a complete nursery unit, with nursery staff ready to care for your new bundle of joy. To ensure mom and baby have adequate bonding time, newborns are placed in the room with their new moms and caring is shared by mom and nurse depending on the baby’s needs. Rest is also critical to a healthy recovery and nursery care for your baby is always available to allow mom the rest needed. New moms may also desire to begin a regime of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding as part of your birth plan will be supported and prepared for by our staff, including techniques and suggestions as desired.
During your stay, our nursery RNs are available not just as a support to your baby, but as a support for your breastfeeding needs as well. For more information, CLICK HERE.