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Maternal & Child Health Unit

Howard Maternal & Child Health UnitFrom the moment you know you're going to be a parent, you begin planning for the arrival of your baby. One of the biggest decisions is which hospital to choose. Community Howard Regional Health offers you a comfortable, nurturing environment for this important event. Our friendly staff of nurses pride themselves on the care they give to every mother and baby.

With a homelike atmosphere and a staff who truly cares, our Maternal & Child Health Unit will play an important role in the lives of new mothers, their babies and those who love them.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 765-453-8448.

LDR rooms

Howard Maternal & Child Health UnitDuring the birth of your baby, you will be in one of our eight labor/delivery/recovery rooms, designed to be as comfortable and as homelike as possible. Each LDR room has a private bathroom and is furnished for the convenience of you and your family.

Postpartum rooms

The Maternal & Child Health Unit also features 16 private postpartum rooms, the perfect setting for you and your baby to get acquainted before going home. Each room has a warm decor to make you and your family feel comfortable in your surroundings.

Cesarean operating room

Our Maternal & Child Health Unit features a Cesarean operating room suite. If a C-section is required, the unit is equipped with the advanced technology that enables us to provide quality obstetric care.

Special care nursery

Howard Maternal & Child Health UnitThe Maternal & Child Health Unit also features a six-bed special care nursery should your baby require it. Staffed by nurses who specialize in neonatology, this nursery assures your baby will receive the care he or she needs.


The HUGS & KISSES security system provides advanced computerized security for you and your baby. HUGS is an identification anklet which fits around your baby's ankle. This lets our nurses know where your baby is at all times. KISSES is a corresponding bracelet you will wear during your stay. When your baby comes within 18 inches, the bracelet responds with a soft refrain from Brahms' Lullaby. Should a baby other than yours be brought to you, a buzzing sound indicates this incorrect match.

Our awards

  • HealthGrades 2015 Treatment of Heart Attack Award
  • Top 10 Indiana Cardiology Hospitals
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • HealthGrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Health and wellness shopping

  • Wellspring Medical at Home for medical supplies and equipment
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop
  • Wellspring Pharmacy

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