Special delivery a milestone at Community Hospital

Community Hospital celebrated a milestone of sorts in the delivery of the 1,500th baby at the Birth Place at the Grand Junction Hospital.

A labor and delivery nurse at the hospital gave birth to a girl at 5:11 a.m. April 18.

“The fact one of our labor and delivery nurses gave birth to the 1,500th baby is a very special way to celebrate this milestone,” said Carolle Anne Banville, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at Community Hospital. “The Birth Place has been open just over three years now, and we are extremely proud to give expectant parents a choice as to where to deliver their babies locally.”

The labor and delivery unit at Community Hospital includes eight suites, each with a private jetted tub, as well as a cesarean section operating room. Expectant parents also enjoy private parking, a private entrance and an elevator that takes them directly to the unit. Each family receives a steak and shrimp dinner prior to leaving the hospital or a gift basket to take home.

For more information about the Birth Place, visit the website at www.YourCommunityHospital.com.