Highland holds Open House for labor and delivery services

Published 12:54 am Sunday, August 26, 2012

Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery department held an Open House for approximately 30 expectant mothers and their families this past Thursday.

The event showcased the new facility and new additions to Highland’s staff of physicians and medical personnel. The theme for the event was “Beautiful Birthdays Begin at Highland.” In addition to the bags full of freebies for the new arrivals, there were vendors for parents to peruse, lots of food, ward tours and registration for free pre-natal classes.

Chyna Robbins was one of the mothers who signed up for the pre-natal class and took the tour.

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Robbins said, “This is all pretty amazing. There is a lot of information and I am really glad for the opportunity to tour the facility.”

Highland Community Hospital Administrator Mark Stockstill said, “We have so many good things going on right now at this new facility. We have retained our excellent staff which is focused on our We C.A.R.E. philosophy and have recruited new staff that resonate with that philosophy.”

One of the newest additions in the Labor and Delivery department, Julie Taylor, D.O., attended the event. Her recent move to Picayune ensures she will always be close-by for her patients.

James Blount, M.D. was also on hand at the event, answering questions and greeting registrants.

Cynthia Jean-Pierre, M.D. said, “Life begins with prenatal care. The focus of this event is to let the community know what we offer as a facility and providers. We are really excited about the new facility. It’s something that the community has needed and deserved for a long time. We are looking forward to continuing providing for our current patients and embracing new patients who are coming because of this new facility.”

Director of Women’s Services Bonnie Holland agreed and added, “We are using this opportunity to kick-off our prenatal classes which are free to the public. The first class will begin Thursday, September 6th, at 7 p.m. That will be the first in a series which will continue throughout the month at the same time, each Thursday. The classes are one hour in duration and require preregistration.”

For more information on free pre-natal classes at Highland Community Hospital, call 601-358-9778.