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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 tastefully appointed room has a warm decor, a sleeping space for dad or another family member, a private bathroom, room service and free Wi-Fi to make you and your family feel comfortable and at home.

All rooms are set up so that your baby can remain in the room with you throughout your stay. Having your baby close to your side, while under the reassuring care of our nursing staff and a lactation consultant, allows you and your family to develop a bond with your baby during the first few days of life, learning their sleeping and eating patterns.

During your stay newborn photography services are available from a professional photographer to help document this special time in your life. Learn more >>

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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