Stork's Landing

The birth of your baby is a special and personal moment in your life. The staff at Delta County Memorial Hospital and Stork's Landing is privileged to support you through your pregnancy, labor, delivery and post partum periods.

We provide a secure unit with a relaxing, home-like atmosphere and competent staff. Stork's Landing has six spacious suites designed for safe management of labor and comfort for your family.

The child birth preparation class is offered once a month.Please call for exact dates 874-2255. The class meets every Tuesday for 3 weeks from 6pm-8pm and is FREE.The class includes: prenatal information, breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect during the different stages of labor, vaginal and cesarean birth, postpartum care and breastfeeding.

We have 2 triage rooms where you may need to be evaluated at any time prior to your delivery date. Specialized trained nurses are available to perform testing and monitoring as indicated by your provider.

Our rooms are designed for the LDRP model which stands for Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post Partum. This means you remain in the same spacious room throughout your stay. Central monitoring allows for your team to monitor your labor and the baby's heart beat at the bedside or at the nurse's station. You have reassurance that your nurses are constantly monitoring your progress while allowing privacy during this exciting time. Remote fetal monitoring allows for laboring mothers to walk and still being observed on the monitor. These can also be used while in the Jacuzzi tub. We believe in assisting you in the type of birth you desire. Jacuzzi tubs and showers in each suite can assist you with various methods of pain control and laboring techniques including: the birthing ball, peanut ball, rocking chair, walking, squat bar, IV pain meds, and epidural anesthesia. Certified nurse anesthetists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for epidural administration or other specialized needs.

TOLAC & V BAC - Trial of Labor After Cesarean & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Our mission is to provide excellent obstetrical care and take the risks associated with TOLAC very seriously. We realize that trial of labor after cesarean is the preferred birth choice of a number of our clientele, so we have formulated a team to review each application for trial of labor. Your physician will present your case to the team who will thoroughly review your medical history and course of pregnancy to determine whether or not we can safely plan for a Trial of Labor at our facility. If the team determines you are currently a candidate to plan for Trial of Labor, the process continues through out your pregnancy. Many risk factors do not present themselves until the end of pregnancy or the beginning of labor.Your physician will keep you informed and complete a risk assessment when you present to deliver.

We encourage skin to skin contact immediately after delivery for at least an hour or until breastfeeding has been initiated. We recommend continuing this special contact throughout your stay and after going home. The benefits of skin to skin include: promotes breastfeeding,stabilizes baby's temperature, blood sugar, heart rate and breathing rate, and is a comfort and bonding experience for you and baby. Your baby will room in with you; meaning they stay in your room at all times and only go to the nursery if medical care is needed. You may accompany your baby for any tests or procedures.

Then . . . Back to mom!


Should the need arise, our nursery is equipped to assist a newborn through transition, provide respiratory support, or prepare for transport to a nearby facility that provided higher level or NICU care. Our doctors can consult with high risk neonatologists to form a plan for the team that will take great care of your baby.


We are currently working towards the Baby-Friendly designation with a goal to have this status in 2016. To be a Baby Friendly hospital, we must meet evidenced based guidelines supporting breastfeeding and current trends in newborn care. For more information, visit


Several nurses on our staff are Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) and offer support during your stay or after you have returned home. Assistance can be provided by phone call, one on one consultation or you can attend our monthly breastfeeding support group held the first Thursday of each month.

We strongly support breastfeeding. At the same time, we respect your decisions about feeding your baby. We are committed to supporting YOUR goals and we ask for honest feedback on how we can best help you adjust to your changing family.


Our C-Section Suite/OR is located within the department. In the event that you have a c-section, you are able to easily transition to the OR and back into the same room you were admitted to for recovery where you can be with your baby immediately.


One of our registered nurses will call you several days after discharge to follow-up with you. We want to check in with you and see how your overall health is and answer any questions that you may have after going home.

For inquiries please call Stork's Landing at 874-2255.

Family Practice who serve Pregnant mothers, well or sick Newborns, and Family

DCMH Family Medicine
555 Meeker St., Delta

Dr. Susan Bright

Dr. Ryan Marlin-Located in the Hotchkiss office, 872-3800

Dr. Gina Martin

Dr. Bruce Mixter- Infants and Family only.

Dr. Amanda Swanson

Dr. Jesus Ochoa

We are excited to meet you! Please come to Stork's Landing to tour our department and have your questions answered.

Contact us: 970-874-2255

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