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At The Katena Center for Mother and Child at Saint Clare's, the entire family is surrounded by specially trained physicians and nurses, and the latest medical technology to ensure the most comfortable delivery possible and a healthy start for your baby. Our staff is led by:

Gaines M. Mimms, MD, FAAP, Director of Neonatology at Saint Clare's Health System, provides specialized neonatal care for infants who require treatment in our Level II Special Care Nursery. Treatment is provided in conjunction with a team of board-certified neonatologists.

Barbara Girz, DO, MPH, FACOG, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Saint Clare's Health System, is a board-certified OB/GYN and perinatologist who specializes in at-risk pregnancies.

Ellie Zaleski, RN, BSPA, ICCE, Maternity Educator, is a Registered Nurse who will assist new parents in making arrangements for childbirth at Saint Clare's, inform them of educational classes available, and coordinate efforts to meet any special needs they may have.

Rachel Smith, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, teaches the prenatal breastfeeding classes, visits new mothers in the hospital after delivery, and is available for any questions after discharge.

All of the Center's nurses are certified in BCLS, NRP, PALS and completely qualified to care for mothers and their newborns.

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Apr. 25, 2015 – 9:00am — 4:30pm
*Babysitter Course* Designed for 11-14 yr. olds with an interest in babysitting for younger children. The...
Apr. 27, 2015 – 6:00pm — 8:30pm
A 2.5 hour American Heart Association class is geared for the public who do not...
Apr. 27, 2015 – 6:30pm — 8:30pm
*Refresher Childbirth Class* A birth class designed for parents that have already had a child to...
Apr. 27, 2015 – 7:00pm — 9:00pm
*Childbirth Preparation Class* A comprehensive course for first-time parents will help you to prepare for the...
Apr. 28, 2015 – 7:00pm
*Katena Center Orientation and Tour (Tuesdays)* Orientation and tours of Saint Clare’s Katena Center for Mother...
Apr. 29, 2015 – 10:00am — 12:00pm
*Community Baby Shower* Learn more about pre- and post-natal issues and support services available.  Co-Sponsored by...



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