Saline Memorial Hospital prides itself on being a non-profit organization that offers quality health care with the patient’s best interests at heart. So when we received a letter from Tiffany Brown about her experience at Saline Memorial Hospital our hearts leaped. Tiffany recently gave birth to two beautiful twin girls, Gabriella and Grace, at Saline Memorial Hospital with the medical care from Central Arkansas Women’s Group and Dr. Stacy Pinter. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:
Having a baby is the most joyous experience of a woman’s life and, simultaneously, the most terrifying! But when you find out that you are having not one baby but two, the stakes are that much higher! That is why my husband, Chad, and I made it our primary goal to obtain the best care possible for our twin girls. And we achieved our goal by ultimately choosing Saline Memorial Hospital as the place to deliver our little miracles, Gabriella and Grace.
The first step was easy—we made an appointment with Dr. Stacy Pinter of Central Arkansas Women’s Group. I have been going to Central Arkansas Women’s Group for approximately 13 years and am so appreciative of the extraordinary care I have received from Maggie Hicks, R.N.P., Dr. Pinter, and their entire staff. Dr. Pinter had delivered my amazing son, Jackson, in August 2010. We had our son at another hospital and had a positive experience there. For this pregnancy, however, Dr. Pinter counseled that, as long as our girls were progressing well and no extenuating circumstances arose, she would deliver our girls at Saline Memorial. Admittedly, Chad and I were hesitant in the beginning of our pregnancy about delivering at Saline Memorial because (1) we had not had a bad experience at the hospital where Jackson was born and at least knew what to expect there, and (2) we were having twins! But we also trusted that Dr. Pinter knew what was best for our girls. She encouraged us to speak with others who had delivered at Saline Memorial, as well as the nursing staff, in advance of our delivery. Dr. Pinter advised us of the superior ratings that the labor and delivery staff at Saline Memorial had received.
Prayerfully, our sweet, beautiful girls grew for 37 weeks and 5 days with no health issues. On June 13, 2013, it was time for their arrival! When my son was born, I had a natural childbirth. But, after discussing our options with Dr. Pinter, we came to the conclusion that the safest form of delivery for the girls was caesarean section. Although I knew this was the best decision for our girls, my anxiety level was incredibly high. This was surgery, and I had no prior experience with epidurals! But the amazing staff at Saline Memorial immediately put my fears at ease. Brooke Lance and Kathy were amazing nurses who rarely left my side and explained thoroughly what to expect before and during surgery. I had not received that kind of attention at the hospital where I had delivered my son, nor could I tell you the names of the nurses that assisted during his delivery. David Carlisle, CRNA, was also so attentive and reassuring when it came time for me to get the epidural. He guided me through every step of the process and answered any questions that I had.
When we entered the operating room, my husband commented on how many nurses and technicians were present to assist in the delivery of Gabriella and Grace. Dr. Pinter walked Chad and I through how the surgery would proceed. Dr. Pinter has such a calming and reassuring presence, which I desperately needed at that moment. God has blessed her with a special gift! David Carlisle, CRNA, sat at the head of my bed beside my husband, and he walked me through everything that was happening. He was so kind, and he kept repeating that we were about to have two birthday parties! As Dr. Pinter delivered each baby, the staff immediately went to work. But Chad and I were not kept in the dark as to what was happening. Dr. Pinter, David Carlisle, and the nursing staff explained to us what was happening. Following the girls delivery, Kathy stayed by my side, while Chad went with Gabrielle and Grace. When the girls were brought into my room, Kathy spent time assisting me in breastfeeding both of them. This was an amazing bonding experience for me and my girls.
The labor and delivery staff were not only attentive to me and my needs, but those of my family. They kept my parents, Dennis and Tina Milligan, informed of how the girls and I were doing before and after delivery. Most importantly, they were incredibly sweet to my son, Jackson, who had just had his entire world transformed in less than five minutes with the birth of his new baby sisters!
At night, Amanda Maynard took exceptional care of me, Chad, and the girls, ensuring that I was resting comfortably with no pain. She also took the time to answer any questions that I had about the girls’ progress. She was also very encouraging of my decision to breastfeed the twins. And, Brandi Adams took a great deal of time on the day that we were leaving the hospital to help me with some breastfeeding issues that the girls were having. She was as determined as I was to make sure that I would be able to feed the girls the way that I wanted to. She was so encouraging and positive, and I am grateful for the help that she provided. These are just a few names of the staff members at Saline Memorial that provided exceptional care to me and my girls. I only wish that I could devote a paragraph to each nurse who helped us over our two-day stay at the hospital.
As an added bonus, our girls were delivered in heart of the place that we call home—Saline County. Chad is a graduate of Benton High School, I am a graduate of Bryant High School, and we make our home in Hurricane Lake Estates in Benton. Because the majority of our family and friends also reside in Saline County, they were also able to visit us with little-to-no travel time.
Choosing Saline Memorial Hospital as the place to deliver our girls was the best decision that Chad and I could have made. We received quality care from the nursing staff, but with that hometown feel that made us and our entire family feel special and important.
Congratulations Tiffany and Chad Brown on your beautiful additions to your family. We look forward to seeing the girls grow. Tiffany sent us some pictures of her family which you can see below. You can see more pictures by clicking here.