Record Number of Births at Avera Marshall
Avera Marshall had a record-breaking year of deliveries in fiscal year 2014-2015 with 534 babies born between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
This is the second year in a row deliveries have topped 500 at Avera Marshall, with 507 babies born in fiscal year 2013-2014. This is also the fourth consecutive year that births have increased at the facility, with 498 births in FY 2012-2013 and 453 births in 2011-2012.The highest monthly total for the most recent fiscal year was in June with 64 deliveries.
“With highly skilled physicians and nurses on staff, our labor and delivery team provides exceptional obstetrical care supported by the latest technology and resources of the Avera system,” said Mary Maertens, Avera Marshall President and CEO. “The continued increase in deliveries reflects Avera Marshall’s commitment to serve the region through growth in services, investment in technology and onsite specialists. And our Avera values of compassion and hospitality guide our team in focusing on the individual needs of each patient and family and providing a care experience that hopefully encourages families to return when they need us again.”
Physicians and nurses at Avera Marshall have extensive training and certifications including the Neonatal Resuscitation Program; the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; and S.T.A.B.L.E. newborn transport. Nurse anesthetists are on staff to offer pain relief options during labor and delivery for patients who choose those options. In addition, the Surgery Center and otherdepartments and employees contribute to the success of labor and delivery services at Avera Marshall.