Published on March 01, 2021

Virtual Grand Opening of New Maternity Unit Set for March 1

MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch’s Maternity Unit is now open and ready to welcome moms and babies. To celebrate this milestone, a virtual grand opening will be held on Monday, March 1, at 10 a.m., on the MidMichigan Facebook page at www.facebook.com/midmichigan. The Facebook Live video will stream at the top of the newsfeed beginning at 10 a.m.

In four short months, a team of construction workers and MidMichigan Health employees renovated, replaced and reenergized the Maternity Unit into a beautiful, home-like environment for moms to delivery their babies.

“This is an exciting time to open the doors to our new renovated unit and once again offer maternity care in the West Branch area,” said Ray Stover, president of MidMichigan Medical Centers in West Branch and Gladwin. “Our focus has always been putting patients first and keeping services close to home when possible. Providing women a comfortable, completely remodeled area to deliver a baby right here in West Branch does just that.”

The more than $2 million of improvements and equipment purchases creates a comfortable, state-of the-art, family-focused place for women to give birth.

“We are extremely grateful to the team from Three Rivers Construction Company and the dedicated MidMichigan Health employees who stepped in to help make our opening at success,” said Nicole Gillette, R.N., M.S.N, vice president of nursing, MidMichigan Medical Centers in West Branch and Gladwin. “As a community member and a nurse for 27 years, I’m excited to be part of the team on this very important project.”

The unit offers four labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum (LDRP) suites; three private care rooms; a renovated and newly equipped cesarean-section delivery suite; upgraded nursery, and a new advanced security system for mom and baby.

“It has been a priority to return maternity services to the area since West Branch joined MidMichigan Health,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “We are excited for the community and are grateful for their support of the Medical Center.”

“We have a great team ready to welcome moms and their families and provide the high quality patient and family-centered care that the community has come to expect of MidMichigan Health,” said Jeanette Musser, R.N.C.-O.B., B.S.N., Maternity Unit nurse manager, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch.

Patients who would like to transfer their delivery to the Medical Center in West Branch should discuss this with their current provider. Those with specific questions regarding the new Maternity Unit may contact the unit staff at (989) 343-1110.

In addition, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch is welcoming new patients to the obstetrics/gynecology and pediatric offices in the Medical Offices located 2431 S. M-30, Suite 200 on the medical center campus. Those interested in new patient information, or to schedule an appointment, may call (989) 343-3762, or for the pediatric office, (989) 343-3745.