St. Joseph Hospital’s Laborist Program
Prompt, continuous, compassionate care. That’s what a Laborist brings
to you and your baby.
Whether it is your first child or a sibling to your other children, having
a baby is a very special time for you and your family. That’s why
it is so important you know about St. Joseph Hospital’s Laborist program.
Started in July 2008, the Laborist program at St. Joseph Hospital helps
enhance patient safety for new mothers and their babies. The program provides
patients in the Childbirth Center immediate, around-the-clock care by
allowing for a Laborist to be on-site at all times.
A Laborist is a qualified OB practitioner who works in Labor and Delivery
and is available 24 hours a day to examine patients, evaluate the progress
of labor, react to laboratory abnormalities, and provide a safe delivery
at St. Joseph Hospital. If an emergency with you or your baby occurs,
the Laborist is already on the scene, ready to respond with lifesaving
Many hospitals around the country are turning to Laborists to enhance patient
safety. The constant presence of a qualified OB practitioner at St. Joseph
Hospital will help make childbirth even safer for women and babies on
the North Coast. Laborists are also available at the hospital whenever
a patient or family member has a question regarding care.
To schedule a tour of the Childbirth Center at St. Joseph Hospital, call