The transition of life in the womb to the outside world is an amazing process. The newborn nursery at Santiam Hospital & Clinics provides a safe, secure environment where physicians, nursing, and respiratory staff can assess the health needs of your baby, and provide more intensive care should the need arise. We encourage non-separation of parents and babies in order to promote bonding and successful breastfeeding. 

Santiam Hospital & Clinics are partnered with OHSU Telemedicine Network, which allows for physicians and nurse practitioners to collaborate with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through two-way audio/video technology.


Open 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (M – Th)
Open 7:30 am to 5:00 pm (F)

Close to Home
In-person & Televisits Available
Accepting New Patients

All insurances accepted


Infant Security
  • Once the baby is born a security tag that contains an alarm will be attached to the umbilical cord.  This is painless and ensures the security of your baby.
  • Do not give your baby to anyone unless you know them or the individual is wearing a Hospital ID badge or is a part of your delivery team.
  • Please transport your baby in the traveling bassinet to ensure both baby and moms health and safety.
  • Do not leave your baby unattended or alone.
Baby's First Hour

. After delivery and you’ve experience some moments with your newborn, your baby’s nurse will give your infant a thorough health and wellness assessment. Rest assured — every interaction we have with your new addition comes with the utmost care and love.

  • Your baby is swaddled in a soft, warm blanket or placed MOTIVACIÓN PARA EL BODYBUILDING: ¿ESTÁ ENTRENAMIENTO EXCESIVO? calidad dihydroboldenone cypionate con el envio motivación para el culturismo – concieve believe and achieve skin-to-skin.
  • Mucus will be cleaned from your baby’s nose and mouth.
  • Antibiotic ointment can be placed in your baby’s eyes to prevent infection.
  • Your baby can receive an injection of vitamin K to prevent bleeding.
  • The baby will get a cap and a blanket to take home with you.
  • Baby, will get an ID bracelet that matches mom, dad, or primary support person and will get a security tag that is placed on the umbilical cord
  • Your baby’s temperature, heartbeat, breathing, color, and muscle tone are evaluated.  This is called an Apgar sore.  After all vitals are taken and stable, we encourage skin-to-skin.
  • Baby will have Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening that is completely painless and will measure the oxygen in baby’s blood in two different locations.
  •  Baby’s little footprints are recorded on a keepsake birth record.
  • Your baby’s blood sugar may be tested to ensure that it is not too low.
  • Your baby will be weighed in the delivery room.
  • Your baby will have a universal hearing screening to detect possible hearing loss. Oregon law also requires the Hospital to perform this assessment before being discharged.
  • Your baby can receive their Hepatitis B vaccine in order to protect the baby before going home.
  • Your baby will receive a Metabolic Screening. This test is required at 24 hours after delivery and screens for certain disorders like cystic fibrosis and endocrine/metabolic conditions.
  • During this time baby will also have a Bilirubin Screening which is completed at the same times as the newborn screening.  This will check the levels of bilirubin in your baby’s blood to make sure he or she does not have jaundice.
  • Baby will receive a commemorative birth certificate from our Medical Records Department during their visit to your room. This will be given to you at discharge along with an application for an Oregon State Birth Certificate. 
Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding assistance is available for mothers who intend to breastfeed their babies. Forming good nursing habits is important, we have lactation consultants along your breastfeeding journey. A lactation consultant will see you while you are in the hospital, and can provide you with lactation assistance after discharge with a follow-up phone call and/or a follow-up meeting.

Birth Certificates
Birth certificates are issued by the State of Oregon. Please contact them to order a copy.
Hot line number is 1-888-896-4988.

This hospital has the most wonderful staff! From the receptionist, doctors, nurses, everyone I’ve met have been the most caring and understanding individuals I’ve ever met. Ps the people who work in the kitchen who make the meals are outstanding!!


Our family has been patients for many years. The doctors, nurses, and staff are always friendly, attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable. They really go above and beyond even being able to schedule same-day appointments if necessary.