St.Joseph Hospital has been delivering babies for more than 90 years and our staff provides personalized care and attention to each patient that comes through our doors. The staff in our Obstetrics/Gynecological Center includes your physician, a team of highly-trained nurses and a support staff who are there for you during your delivery and recovery.
We provide newborns, mothers and families with exceptional care before, during and after pregnancy. We also offer a complete newborn care program that is designed to educate new and experienced mothers and families.
Obstetrics/Gynecological CenterSt. Joseph Hospital, Third floor1907 West Sycamore StreetKokomo, IN 46901(765) 456-5000
Our facility has amenities centered on your convenience and family involvement in conjunction with a homelike environment within the safety of a hospital setting. A tour of the facility can be scheduled by calling (765) 456-5030. Amenities include:
The nursery is always open for those accompanied by a parent with a hospital wrist band. After your delivery and bonding time with your “new addition,” your baby will likely visit our newborn nursery for the first time. During this visit an admission assessment and baby bath is given. It is also a time when the first photo and an Internet photo may be taken. The first visit to the nursery may take one to two hours.Routine newborn care means the baby is able to spend as much time with you as you desire. Parents may also have their baby brought to the nursery at any time. Our care is family oriented as we try to meet your needs and expectations.
Most deliveries are uncomplicated, but it is reassuring to know that the Level II Nursery at St.Joseph is equipped to provide an advanced level of care for your baby, if at any time your infant requires it. Our Level II Nursery is designed to meet the immediate needs of all our babies. Our staff nurses, doctors and pediatricians provide the extra level of attention your little one may need with a family-centered approach. The nurses have years of experience in meeting the needs of our small patients in a professional, caring manner. Specialized training and continuing education enable our staff to care for your baby in the best way possible. The Level II Nursery has state-of-the-art medical equipment to facilitate your baby’s care. As a member of St.Vincent Health, St.Joseph Hospital has access to the services of St.Vincent Carmel's High Risk Labor & Delivery unit and St.Vincent Women's Hospital'sl Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Indianapolis. There, neonatologists, perinatologists and support staff are available to assist in your baby’s care when necessary.
A variety of Maternity and Newborn classes are provided at St.Joseph Hospital to prepare new and veteran mothers, dads and siblings for the arrival of the new addition(s) to the family. Most classes are free or charge a nominal fee and are taught by an obstetrical registered nurse. Boot Camp for Dads, however, is facilitated by an experienced father with assistance from new dads. The following is a list of educational opportunities offered:
Registration is required to participate in prenatal classes. To register, call (765) 456-5000. Early registration is recommended due to class popularity.
We want to make sure you know what to plan for throughout your pregnancy experience. You can use this prenatal planning guide to assist you in every step of the way.
The breast-feeding help line can assist mothers who have questions or concerns about breastfeeding after returning home from the hospital. Please leave a message at (765) 456-5655, and a nurse will respond to your concerns within 48 hours. If the concern is urgent, please contact your physician.
Here are some guidelines for visitors who are visiting a mom and new baby, (i.e. dad, grandparents, siblings, etc.):