Scott Memorial Hospital to Change Obstetrics Care Model
May 17, 2018
Scottsburg facility to collaborate with Clark Memorial Hospital and other area facilities and obstetricians to care for expectant women
SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (May 17, 2018) – Scott Memorial Hospital is changing how it delivers obstetrics services in its community. Beginning May 31, 2018, the hospital is partnering with fellow Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana facility Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, as well as other area facilities, to ensure that expectant women in its region have access to high-quality care.
As part of the collaboration, obstetricians (OBs) affiliated with Clark Memorial, which is located just 30 miles from Scott Memorial, as well as other OBs from Scott County and surrounding areas, will begin to visit Scottsburg on a regular basis to provide prenatal care and other services, offering area women local access to a broader array of physicians. After June 1, 2018, all scheduled and non-emergency deliveries will transition to Clark Memorial or other facilities, as directed by patients. Scott Memorial will continue to manage emergency deliveries, as needed.
“Our hospital has always taken pride in providing mothers and their newborns with quality medical and nursing care, and we knew it was time for us to change how we work,” said Mike Everett, CEO of Scott Memorial Hospital. “The number of deliveries we do each month has continued to decline for some time. By working with our colleagues and obstetricians Clark Memorial, which has a thriving OB department and the only Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Southern Indiana in partnership with Norton Children’s Hospital, as well as other facilities and providers in the region, we will be able to ensure that women in our community receive the high-quality prenatal and labor and delivery care they deserve. This change also will allow us to better serve our patients and invest more in other services that our community needs.”
Scott Memorial and Clark Memorial are both part of Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, a Norton Healthcare and LifePoint Health partnership. The hospitals are closely connected and collaborate to improve healthcare throughout their region.
This change should be seamless for patients. Any patient with questions may contact Bridgett Hanlon at 812-283-2103.