Community Hospital really delivers: More than 100 babies born in new facility

More than 100 babies have been delivered at Community Hospital in Grand Junction in a little more than two months since the hospital opened a new facility and resumed offering labor and delivery services.

“This is a wonderful achievement in such a short amount of time,” said Tonya Chapman, director of the Birth Place at Community Hospital. “This absolutely speaks to the fact that expectant parents want a choice as to where to deliver their baby locally. We are so proud to once again give expectant parents an option and believe the birthing experience at Community Hospital is second to none.”

The labor and delivery unit opened March 17 along with the rest of the facilities at the new hospital on G Road. The unit includes eight labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites and a cesarean section operating room. Expectant parents enjoy private parking and a private entrance with an elevator that takes them directly to the unit.

“What an exciting time in our organization’s history. And what a huge vote of confidence to have already delivered 100 babies in just the first two months of being open at our new location,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital. “We are honored that so many expectant parents are choosing Community Hospital to celebrate such a joyous time in their lives.”

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