Women’s Health Services
Providing Compassionate Health Care for Women of All Ages
Care for women of all ages and at all stages in life. As your body matures,
your health needs change. Our goal is to offer a continuum of care to
support your transition from young adulthood, to childbirth, to menopause
Our services include state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, such as digital
mammograms and bone density tests. From general gynecological needs through
specific concerns like cancer, lupus, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart
disease, we give you the experienced care you expect and need.
If you think you are or may become pregnant, be sure you’re giving
your baby the best possible start in life. Obstetrics deals with the care
of a woman and her baby during pregnancy, childbirth and the period shortly
after birth. Most obstetricians also are gynecologists. Gynecologists
are concerned with the health of the female reproductive system.
At Good Samaritan, we offer comprehensive care for women who are starting
or growing a family. Because a mother’s health is critical to the
health of her baby and family, your doctor and our highly trained nursing
staff will combine the latest technology and treatments with sensitivity
and respect. We understand this is a special time
Our OB Physicians:
Shalin Arnett, DO
Dustin Blackwell, DO
Sally Bodensteiner, MD
Heather Ludwig-Akers, MD
Kristin Mahan, MD
Thomas O'Rourke, MD
Caroline Steinman, DO
Birthing Center/Labor and Delivery
Welcoming a baby into the family is one of life’s greatest joys.
By offering the perfect blend of high quality medical expertise and beautiful
labor and birthing suites, we’ll make sure your birth experience
is safe, secure and as comfortable as possible.
With a highly trained staff and your choice of skilled physicians, the
Good Samaritan Birthing Center offers comprehensive services designed
to keep you and your child healthy before, during and after birth.
Our educational programs include:
- Childbirth classes
- Infant CPR classes
- “The New Kid on the Block” new sibling preparation class
- A wide range of pain relief options
- Liberal visiting hours
- Infant Security System
- Birth Announcements
- Lactation support
- Grow Up With Good Samaritan
To download our 2019 OB Education Offerings Schedule, please click
Tips For Expectant Moms
- See your doctor regularly
- Avoid alcohol
- Eat a healthy diet
- Avoid smoking
Birthing Center Video Tour
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Sudden Infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among
infants between one month and one year of age. Changing your baby’s
sleeping environment can help your baby sleep safely and reduce the risk of SIDS.
To create a safe sleep environment:
Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night,
to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet; a crib, bassinet,
portable crib, or play yard that conforms to the safety standards of the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.
Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone,
with you, or with anyone else.
Keep your baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep (for the
infants first year). Room sharing not bed sharing. Always place the baby
in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, or portable crib for sleep.
Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers
should not be used for routine sleep.
Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of
your baby's sleep area.
Wedges and positioners should not be used.
Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.
Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.
Breastfeed your baby.
Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps
and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS after breastfeeding is established.
Supervised Skin to Skin is recommended to all mothers and infants immediately
following birth regardless of feeding or delivery, (as soon as mother
is medically stable, awake and able to respond to her newborn) and to
continue for at least an hour. Once mother starts to get sleepy, return
baby to bassinet
Follow health care provider guidance you on your baby's vaccines and
regular health checkups.
For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit:
Good Samaritan offers the highest quality of women’s health care
in a comfortable setting that provides excellent care and exceptional service.
If you are over the age of 18, an annual exam is recommended. The exam
allows a health care provider to assess normal development of reproductive
organs and screen for certain health problems. It also provides an opportunity
to test heart, lung and breast health, and it offers you a chance to talk
with a clinician about any health concerns.
Gynecologic services cover the spectrum routine care to minimally invasive
surgeries to gynecologic oncology services. Our physicians provide expertise
in all aspects of gynecologic care.
We offer the following procedures at our Same Day Surgery Center. All of
these are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning no hospital admittance
- Tubal Ligation
- D & C
- Uterine Ablation
- Urinary Incontinence