Women’s and Children’s Services
At Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, you will receive personalized care from our highly experienced staff. We understand that a woman’s needs are unique. That’s why we continuously work to improve the services we offer the women of our communities. From educational opportunities to services that are convenient and centrally located for women.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Services
Pregnancy is a special time and the staff of the Obstetrics Department bring a wealth of experience and specialized training in maternal and newborn care to our patients and their families. MARMC offers homelike, private Labor and Delivery suites as well as both private and semi-private post-partum rooms. In addition, MARMC offers comprehensive educational classes to prepare you for your special arrival.
Special delivery best describes our obstetrics program at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. The arrival of a new family member is regarded with the level of thoughtful, compassionate care deserving of one of life’s most blessed events. Upon admittance, the hospital offers labor rooms in a home-like, relaxing environment. New mothers can labor, deliver, and recover in one of the birthing rooms designed to enhance the birth experience. Behind the scenes, advanced fetal and maternal monitoring equipment checks the condition of both mother and infant throughout the birth process, ensuring health and safety.
Mineral Area Regional Medical Center is First in the state of Missouri with our new physician monitoring technology
Rest Easy, Mom. Your Doctor Will Be There From Anywhere With AirStrip OB™
We are pleased to announce that your labor and delivery physician is now using cutting-edge technology to keep a closer eye on you and your baby than ever before. This innovative monitoring system is called AirStrip OB.
View the recent KFVS broadcast featuring this new technology at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.
AirStrip OB adds an extra layer of security and comfort for you. The way AirStrip OB works is simple. Your doctor is able to monitor the current vital signs of both you and your baby from virtually anywhere, at anytime, using only a smartphone. The information your doctor sees is the same data that appears on the monitoring system in your room – including your contraction patterns, your baby’s heart rate, and the nurse’s notes, among other data.
This technology ensures that when your doctor is not at your bedside, the concern for your care and well-being always remains at the forefront. AirStrip OB is in no way intended to replace the doctor’s personal interaction with you. In fact, this tool helps improve communication among your caregivers and ensures that your doctor has the most current information about your condition accessible at a moment’s notice.
Your privacy is fully protected as well. AirStrip OB is federally cleared and fully compliant with the federal government’s privacy regulations.
We are using this technology because we are committed to making your birthing experience as positive and worry-free as possible. With the latest medical technology a highly skilled medical team and a comfortable labor delivery and recovery room, we’re working to make your delivery experience the safest and best it can be. If you have any questions about AirStrip OB, please speak with your physician. You may also want to view the following video about this exciting new technology – click here>> or you can link to KFVS by clicking here>>
And St. Louis television station KSDK, Channel 5 also publicized our latest technology. Click here>>
Childbirth Preparation Class
Held on the third Saturday of each month, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center Executive Room. Find out what to expect while you are at the hospital, the experience of Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Nursery/Postpartum. Tour our department, view a childbirth video, and learn about Lamaze and Bradley techniques.
The first Saturday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center Executive Room. Learn ways to make your breastfeeding experience successful, and about positioning and latch-on techniques.
Held on the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center Executive Room. You will learn about age appropriate ways for big brothers or big sisters to help and view a Sesame Street Video, “Hey, What About Me?” Our New Baby… and ME! craft project, and tour the nursery and postpartum rooms.
Peek-A-Boo Department Tours
Every Monday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., receive a special tour of our updated Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Nursery/Postpartum rooms. We will be able to answer any questions or concerns regarding this special time in your life.
To register for educational classes and arrange for department tour, please contact our OB department at 573-701-7246.
Throughout the year, MARMC offers a variety of health screenings especially for women. Some of the offerings include: reduced rate digital mammograms, bone density, cholesterol checks, osteoporosis screenings, and diabetes checks.
Mineral Area Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit is kid friendly. Our Pediatric and Newborn Nursery staff is Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Pediatric Advance Life Support certified.
Everyday, we learn more about breast cancer and how to win the battle. One fact is very clear-early detection is a distinct advantage. Fortunately, breast cancer is highly detectable through digital mammography screening. If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. The earlier it’s treated, the better your chance of survival.
A digital system transfers image to a computer so they can be electronically enhanced. The doctor can zoom in, magnify and optimize different parts of the breast tissue using just four standard pictures. And special software allows the physician to view the entire breast on one image.
Our Digital Mammography system is also equipped with a Stereotactic Interventional device. After a suspicious area is identified on the diagnostic mammogram, the physician can perform a biopsy procedure in the same office where the mammogram took place. With the use of a computer, exact location of a breast mass is pinpointed, and x-rays are then taken from two different angles and tissues samples are taken. Outstanding image quality is critical to breast biopsy procedures and this Interventional system offers excellent visibility for clinical confidence. It is an efficient and effective way to provide an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.
Patient Benefits for Digital Mammography
- Faster Exams
- Improved Patient Comfort
- Sharper and Clearer Images
- Decreased Radiation
- Decrease in Cell Backs for Additional Views
- Quicker Results
Early detection can save your life. Take a moment for yourself and schedule your mammogram today. Call 573-756-4581 to schedule your mammogram.
Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program
Our mammography program meets all of the guidelines set by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA.) More than 9,000 FDA-certified facilities nationwide work to uphold the goal of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 as amended in 1998: to ensure the safety and reliability of mammography and help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Click here to find out more about this important mammography program.
To find out more about what it means when you choose an ACR facility, click here. Facilities with this logo are Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence. They have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.