Evanston Hospital Labor & Delivery Update
Effective April 8, 2020
Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 cases has increased in our area.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NorthShore Evanston Hospital has instituted a Labor and Delivery care model to reduce patient and staff exposure to COVID-19 and minimize cross-contamination.

In this model, there will be a designated team of health care workers in Labor and Delivery who will be working in 5-day shifts. In order to minimize risk and spread of the virus, the teams are intentionally small, consisting of 4 providers per shift. A midwife from our office will be there most of the time for our midwife patients. An NSAGO doctor will care for our midwife patients when a midwife is not scheduled. The team will otherwise consist of 2-3 MD?s to take care of our MD patients as well. The non-NSAGO physicians doing this work are board certified and trusted colleagues who will provide you with excellent care. They will also consult with us remotely if you desire.

A common question that comes up involves the attendance of support persons in labor. The policy at NorthShore allows for one partner or support person in the hospital with each laboring patient.

Our Doctors and midwives will continue to conduct a limited office schedule, take your calls and coordinate care with our hospital team. Additionally you may now schedule Telehealth appointments online or by calling our office.

We are hopeful that this staffing model will be temporary; however, it is not possible to predict how long it will be before we return to our normal routine.

We very much appreciate your cooperation and understanding in these difficult times. Please follow all recommended guidelines and stay safe.

Your Doctors and Midwives at NSAGO