Carol Swingle, RN, BSN was recently named the new Stork's Landing coordinator at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She brings a professional background of over 30 years in the health care industry. As a registered nurse Swingle has 18 years in obstetrics including certification in maternal child nurse. She was also a certified Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) electronic fetal monitoring instructor.
"DCMH is very excited to have Carol lead our obstetrics team at DCMH," said Jody Roeber, chief clinical officer. "We are confident that with her expertise she will help the department excel. Carol is committed to offering OB services to ensure healthy babies, healthy mothers and healthy families."
For the past 10 years Swingle was a senior clinical consultant assisting health care facilities across the United States and the United Kingdom with Meditech technology. Prior to that she was the director of the Family Center (obstetrics, nursery and gynecology) at Montrose Memorial Hospital for eight years. From 1991-1996 Swingle was an obstetrics nurse at the Montrose hospital. She also worked part time at Delta County Memorial Hospital for three years in obstetrics and the nursery.
Swingle lives in Montrose and received her registered nurse degree from Mesa College in Grand Junction. She is married with two daughters and one grandchild. Both of her daughters also work in health care as a physical therapist and X-ray technician.
"My goal for Stork's Landing is to increase the number of births, while continuing to offer high quality, safe patient care," Swingle said. Her other goals include achieving the Baby Friendly designation for DCMH. Swingle is also looking forward to working with a new physician in obstetrics/gynecology and a new nurse midwife in the near future from Premier Women's Healthcare of Delta.
"Stork's Landing is dedicated to assuring that each birth is a wondrous event, with every woman receiving individualized care from our team of skilled professionals," Roeber said.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.