My bf's sister is going to deliver in Grand Junction this October. What is the state of the hospitals there? I'm curious if anyone has any experience delivering in Grand Junction. Her mom is concerned about quality of service, what level NICU's are available in the area. If the baby should have problems and there isn't a level II or III NICU around, how far would they have to travel if all didn't go well?
We aren't looking for problems, just want to be well prepared.
Thanks for your replies!
May 26, '04
I am not familiar with the different levels of NICU Trauma tiers but I do know St. Mary's in GJ has a NICU. I have heard the NICU has an excellent reputation. I do know for some trauma's St. Mary's does helicopter out as does the surrounding facilites.
Here is the website for St. Mary's mother/baby:
There is a number listed and you can find an email to get specific info. I hope that helps.
May 26, '04
Thank you, very much. I do appreciate it. I did find out that it seems that St. Mary's is one of the better places to deliver. They have 2 community hospitals, but I think it might be best for them to use the larger hospital. Of course, we aren't looking for problems, but it's good to know that you have support close by, "just in case." I'll pass this on to my bf's mom.
Sep 30, '04
This a little late, and the lady may have already delivered, but I can tell you all about St. Mary's Hospital. The NICU is excellent and a level III, they have awesome NNP's and Neonatologists. The L&D unit has very experienced and knowledgeable nurses. St. Mary's is the only hospital in Grand Junction that delivers babies and is the largest hospital between Denver and Salt Lake.
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