Triage-First Stop Care

All women who come to the Birthing Center make their first stop in an area called, "triage." This is where an initial evaluation is done by a Registered Nurse to see whether or not you are in labor and to assess the health status of both the mother and the baby. If it is determined you are in labor you will be moved to one of our spacious LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) rooms. Theses rooms were designed with you and your family in mind.

In the "Triage" area a variety of outpatient procedures are done to assure the well being of you and your baby. The type of test done may include a non stress test or an oxytocin challenge test.

We have between 1200 and 1400 triage visits each year. Our triage area was designed to provide you with comfort and privacy.

At Sturgis Hospital, you will find qualified, caring health professionals. From the moment you enter, throughout your stay, and upon your discharge, you will be treated as our guest. As part of our Mission to provide "ever-improving quality health care" we believe in the philosophy of continuous quality improvement.