Community Howard Birthing Center

Choose a Hospital for Your Delivery

Of all the choices you’ll be making over the next nine months or so, this will be one of the easiest. No matter which Community hospital you choose for delivery, you’ll find support, personal attention and lots of options—so you can experience pregnancy and birth the way you want. Each hospital and maternity unit offers a slightly different personality, so you can pick the one that fits your lifestyle and is most convenient for you.

INspire Hospitals of Distinction

INSpire logoOctober 2020 - Community Hospitals Anderson, East, North and South and Community Howard were recently honored with the INspire Hospital of Distinction for excellence in infant and maternal health by the Indiana Hospital Association.

This recognition is based on the implementation of best practices in five key areas: infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, and obstetric hemorrhage.

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Maternity Guest Suites

Community Health Network pioneered the concept of staying in one suite during the entire stay—one room for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum—for the birth of a baby instead of giving birth in one room and then moving to another room.

Mothers and families tell us they love never having to move from their large, comfortable rooms. They love not having to pack up once the baby is born to move to a smaller “hospital” room. They love a complete birthing experience shared with the same nursing staff who know them. We set the standard with the nation’s largest collection of single room maternity guest suites.

Learn more about our hospitals and their maternity suites below.

Virtual Tours

We invite you to watch virtual video tours of our maternity suites to learn more about what we offer at each location.*

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*COVID-19/Flu Season Note: For patient safety, no in-person tours are available at this time.

Community Hospital Anderson

Call 765-298-5425 to learn more about delivering at Anderson.

New Generations Birth Place at Community Hospital Anderson delivers approximately 70 percent of the babies born in Madison County.

New Generations Birth Place is ranked in the top one percent of all hospitals in the nation. The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) national survey is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to all hospitals to gauge their use of evidence-based practices that have been shown to help facilities meet the national quality of care standards for perinatal care. In this survey, Community Anderson earned a perfect score of 100, while the average score in Indiana is a 76, and the national survey average of all hospitals across the nation is 75.

Since 2005, Community Anderson has maintained the prestigious Baby-Friendly™ designation, an honor from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. This means that we maintain evidence based practices for our breastfeeding moms to help ensure their success. Our staff aims to provide family focused care, meaning we have eliminated unnecessary separation, so you and your baby can have special time together. This will allow you to learn the unique needs of your new baby. During your stay, our goal is to teach you and your family about postpartum and infant care.

Cribs for Kids certification badgeCommunity Anderson has received these additional recognitions:

  • Cribs for Kids® National Gold Certified Safe Sleep hospital, demonstrating our commitment to reducing infant, sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on best safe sleep practices.
  • Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll from the Immunization Action Coalition

Our unit features:

  • State-of-the-art Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Newborn/Postpartum suites you remain in throughout your entire stay.
  • On-unit whirlpools
  • Free wireless internet
  • Refrigerators and microwaves in the room
  • 24-hour on-site anesthesia/epidural
  • Pediatric hospitalist to support newborns
  • Doula services
  • Cesarean section surgery suite on unit
  • Level II NICU and easy transfer to Community Hospital North for complicated pregnancies or babies needing Level III neonatal intensive care.
  • Donor breast milk available
  • Free childbirth and new parent classes
  • Free breastfeeding support/lactation consultants and a breast pump rental/purchase program.
  • Free infant car seat for each new baby
  • Special celebratory dinner for new parents
  • Baby & Me Tobacco Free program.
  • Located north of Indianapolis in Madison County.

About Community Anderson

Community Hospital East
  • A quiet retreat featuring spacious, private suites with serene blue and warm wood-tones, beautiful artwork and abundant light.
  • Offers 17 private maternity suites with flat screen televisions, wireless internet, refrigerators and microwave ovens.
  • An excellent choice for most pregnancies and births, including natural births.
    • Labor tub available on a first-come, first-served basis (no charge). Please ask a childbirth educator for more information.
    • Doula services available.
    • Aromatherapy available upon request.
    • In-house OBGYN providers and nurse anesthetists available 24/7.
  • Joint Commission gold sealTJC Perinatal Care Certification - This certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
  • Houses a Level II NICU with 24/7 in-house providers and neonatal respiratory therapists; easy transfer to Community Hospital North for babies that need Level III neonatal intensive care.
  • Income-adjusted services available for eligible families, such as free prenatal vitamins, childbirth education classes, car seats, baby supplies and breastfeeding support.
  • Two operating room suites on unit with ability to provide “gentle” cesarean-section delivery option at mother’s request.
  • Breastfeeding support services available: lactation consultants, drop-in center on Saturdays and outpatient lactation appointments.
  • Practices “rooming in,” a design to keep mothers and babies in close contact immediately after birth.
  • Community Hospital East is a Safe Sleep site and crib distributor.
  • One mile off I-70 and Emerson, close to Irvington and Greenfield on the east side of Indianapolis.

About Community East

Community Howard Regional Health

For more information, please contact us at 765-776-8448.

  • A homelike atmosphere with a nurturing, comfortable environment for mothers and babies.
  • Offers eight private labor-delivery-recovery rooms and 10 private, post-partum rooms for mom and baby to get acquainted.
  • An excellent choice for all pregnancies and births.
    • Cesarean section operating room suite on unit.
  • Houses a six-bed level II NICU for babies who need extra care.
  • Located north of Indianapolis in Kokomo (Howard County), conveniently located between SR931 & South Lafountain Street
  • Breastfeeding support services: lactation consultant, drop-in center, Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank milk depot
  • OB/ACLS Certified Nursing Staff
  • Practices “rooming in” a design to keep mothers and babies in close contact immediately after birth.
  • HUGS security system.
  • Right Start program provides mothers and infants with continuity of care by identifying early challenges to breast and at-risk bottle feeding infants.

About Community Howard

Community Hospital North
  • A sleek, contemporary experience in a spa-like setting with advanced, comfortable services for new mothers and children.
    • An abundance of natural light with four-story atriums, solarium/garden and large windows, all within monitoring range.
  • Offers 60 private maternity guest suites - comfortable yet intimate “suites in a suite” with wireless Internet, refrigerators, microwave ovens and two televisions.
  • An excellent choice for all pregnancies and births. Suites designed for individualized birth experiences, from natural to c-sections.
    • Midwife deliveries available.
    • Labor tubs available on a first-come, first-served basis (no charge); four suites are equipped for labor tubs. Please ask a childbirth educator for more information.
    • Some suites designed for unmedicated, low-intervention births.
  • Level III obstetric care provided for women with complicated pregnancies or complex medical conditions.
  • High-risk pregnancies are supported by maternal fetal medicine (MFM) providers on call 24/7.
  • Level III neonatal intensive care (NICU) with all private suites that focus on providing family centered care.
  • Four operating room suites are always ready for c-sections and other higher risk deliveries.
  • Board-certified OBGYN physician/hospitalist and nurse anesthetists available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Multidisciplinary team model includes in-house neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatricians and a neonatologist.
  • At I-69 and I-465 on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

About Community North

Community Hospital South
  • A cozy setting with large, private suites with ample light and beautiful artwork.
  • Offers 23 maternity suites.
  • An excellent choice for most pregnancies and births.
    • Midwife deliveries available.
    • Labor tub available on a first-come, first-served basis (no charge). Please ask a childbirth educator for more information.
  • Houses a Level II NICU with easy transfer to Community Hospital North for complicated pregnancies or babies needing Level III neonatal intensive care.
  • Convenient access off U.S. 31 and near I-65 south, close to Greenwood on the south side of Indianapolis.

About Community South