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Arriving at the Hospital

What to expect, what to bring.

We have planned ahead to make your arrival go as smoothly as possible.

How to get here

Our 192 Dodge campus is easy to find, just north of West Dodge expressway at the 192nd Street exit.

What to bring

Prepare for your baby's arrival by packing a bag for yourself and your partner before labor starts. This packing list, from womenshealth.gov, is a good guide.

Check-in

Our helpful registration staff members are available in the lobby to assist you. Or, if you choose convenient bedside admission, staff will come to your hospital room to fill out paperwork after you’ve settled in.

Inclement weather

Enjoy easy access in inclement weather thanks to our snow- and ice-free heated driveway, protective wind barrier and underground parking garage for check-in and check-out during extreme weather conditions.

Birth plan

Planning for the birth of your baby is an exciting time. You have many choices to make for your labor, delivery and postpartum stay with us.

Our Birth Plan worksheet will help you identify and communicate your wishes to your health care team. Please take some time to talk with your spouse/labor support person about the options you have available to you. Then, fill in this plan and give copies to the following people:
  • Your health care provider (physician/midwife)
  • The staff at the hospital (bring a copy in your labor bag)
Think of the Birth Plan as a way to tell us about your preferences for your birth experience. Please understand that your options may change due to the medical condition of you or your baby. However, we will work to honor your choices and include you in any additional decision making related to your care.