Women's Health Services
The Women's Health Services (WHS) unit is located on the second floor
of Huntsville Memorial Hospital and features birthing suites, a nursery
and gynecology surgery recovery areas. The unit is dedicated to serving
the women of Walker and surrounding counties. Specifically designed for
obstetrical and gynecology surgical recovery, the WHS unit is staffed
with professionals who deal with the medical and educational needs of
the female surgical patient. After surgery, patients staying in the hospital
are moved to a room in the Women's Unit, where their specialized care
The Women's Health Services (WHS) unit features five private birthing
suites, where mothers can labor, deliver and recover all in one room.
After a baby is born, they are observed and bathed in the mother's
room to promote bonding. From this point forward, the baby stays in the
mother's room throughout the hospital stay.
"Rooming-in" is required by the Nursing unit for the purpose
of infant care education and maternal/family bonding. Perinatal nurses
continually monitor mothers and babies during hospitalization. Newborns
return to the nursery only for lab tests and necessary medical care.
Infant hearing testing is conducted on all newborn babies. The Otoacoustic
Emissions Testing (OAE) provides physicians with information concerning
any possible hearing problems a newborn might have.
Your health, Our community, Our commitment. Contact our Women's Health
Services Unit at Huntsville Memorial Hospital today.