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Pavilion for Women: Southern Illinois' Premiere Birthing Center

Over the years, Anderson Hospital has built an outstanding reputation for its obstetrics department, the Pavilion for Women. 
In fact, Anderson Hospital delivers more babies at its facility than any other hospital in Southern Illinois!

The Pavilion recently celebrated yet another achievement, earning the 2009 Five Star Excellence Award from Professional Research Consultants, Inc (PRC).   The award recognized the Pavilion for Women for scoring in the top 10% of hospitals across the country whose patients ranked them as “excellent” for overall quality of care in the PRC survey.

“The physicians and staff of Anderson’s Pavilion for Women continue to demonstrate why more families choose Anderson Hospital than any other hospital in Southern Illinois for their birth experience,” said Keith Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO.  “I am very proud of the commitment and dedication of our staff.”  PRC is a nationally-known healthcare marketing research company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Our Commitment…
At Anderson Hospital, we're committed to caring for mothers and babies. That commitment is evident in every aspect of the Pavilion for Women—our state-of-the-art health care facility for women and newborns.

We know there are few experiences in life as significant and memorable as the birth of your child. That's why we've gone to great lengths to create a progressive program in obstetrics that emphasizes options, comfort and security.

The Pavilion for Women was carefully designed to meet the needs of expectant moms, their families, and, of course, their new babies.

The Pavilion…
The birth of your child is a special celebration that should be shared with family and close friends—not a roommate. That's why you'll find only private birthing suites in the Pavilion for Women, each equipped with a private bath.

The Pavilion for Women features Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Mother-Baby suites. After your birth and immediate recovery, you and your baby will be moved to a Mother-Baby suite where you will remain for the rest of your stay.

Moms who require a cesarean delivery will find our post-cesarean birth suites to be private and cozy—a comfortable environment in which to recover and enjoy their new baby.

Our advanced Level II newborn nursery assures parents that we can care for their new baby even in the unlikely event of a more complicated birth. This can allow mom and baby to stay together and bond during those precious first hours following birth.

The Birthing Suites…
We've designed our birthing suites with your comfort and safety in mind. Each birthing suite in the Pavilion for Women is beautifully decorated and tastefully appointed with just the right furnishings. Our suites look more like bedrooms than hospital rooms.

Special touches like soft lighting, oak chair rail and elegant vertical blinds complement each suite, creating a very cozy, home-like environment. There's even a specially designed recliner that helps expectant moms get comfortable during labor. And you'll find popular amenities in our suites, including cable television and VCR/DVD players.

And, of course, each LDR suite contains all the advanced medical equipment necessary to ensure a safe delivery—but it is carefully hidden from view until needed. Fetal monitors are located in each room so that your contractions and your baby's heartbeat can be monitored by one of our skilled nurses at all times.

The Mom and Baby Care Professionals…
When giving birth, you place your health—and your baby's health—in the hands of medical professionals. It's comforting to know that the Pavilion for Women is staffed by an experienced, compassionate team of registered obstetrical nurses. A team that is always ready to assist you.

Through our unique continuity-in-nursing program, each obstetrical nurse is cross-trained in order to meet mom's and baby's needs from admission to the trip home.

And our care doesn't stop when you leave the Pavilion for Women. During your hospital stay, a nurse will schedule a post-partum follow-up visit. You and your baby will return for a check-up to confirm that you are both healthy.

The Childbirth Program…
Although much attention focuses on the arrival or your baby, we realize that pregnancies begin months earlier. That's why we offer a comprehensive program of childbirth classes that help moms and families prepare for the new baby.

From prepared childbirth classes for mom and coach to special sibling classes that ready your other children for the new arrival, our educational classes prepare you and your family for life with your new baby. 

A complete course listing and schedule is available on this website. If you have additional questions regarding classes you can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Due to limited availability, our classes are only open to those families delivering at Anderson Hospital Pavilion for Women. 

Special Services…
When you choose to deliver at Anderson Hospital, you’ll find we offer a wide variety of unique services for our expectant parents. Like the The Parent Review, Anderson’s free pregnancy and parenting electronic newsletter.  The Parent Review is your connection to weekly support, tips, and advice from a trusted source.  Simply log onto our website to sign up for this FREE service!

Other special services include:

  • Footprint Wall – Your baby can leave a lasting impression upon our Pavilion for Women!
  • WiFi Access – Parents and family can share the good news and early photos with our WiFi access.
  • Pull Out Sleeper Sofas – Coaches! No more balancing acts on chairs… you’ll be sleeping in comfort, too, with our new in room sleeper sofas.
  • Room Service – Al-a-carte ordering what you want, when you want!
  • Free Keepsake Birth Certificate
  • Complimentary Diaper Bag
  • Free WebNursery

Keep Your Breastfeeding On Track with...

This new Outpatient Service is located in Anderson Hospital's Pavilion for Women. Open to the public, the Lactation Station offers:

  • Certified Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse
  • Medela Products and Services
  • Breast Pumps
  • Feeding Products

Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information call 618-391-6057
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For more information, or to schedule a tour of the Pavilion for Women, please call 618-391-5980