McDowell Hospital provides complete obstetrical and gynecological services, including childbirth education classes, but we're especially proud of our family centered Labor /Delivery and Mother/Baby units. At McDowell Hospital you'll find labor and delivery rooms designed for comfort but equipped with advanced technology, a dedicated operating room located on the unit and a postpartum Mother/Baby unit where babies room with moms and families are always welcome. Expecting a baby fills your life with excitement, anticipation and sometimes concern if complication arises. We're here to support moms - to be and their families through each phase of pregnancy. And when the time comes to deliver your baby, all the care you need is available in your neighborhood.
"Having Fetalink as part of my labor and delivery process at McDowell Hospital made my experience so much more comfortable and personal..." - read more 
At McDowell Hospital you will find services for women and their families that focus on quality, safety. Our goal is EXCELLENT care. McDowell Hospital's Mother/Baby unit creates a safe environment that allows precious time to bond and encourages family and friends to share in the first days of your new baby's life.
- Personalized Obstetrical Care Nurses
- Fetal Monitoring System Fetalink
- Hearing Screening
- In department Surgical Suite
- CCHD Screening
- Car Seat Testing on all infants under 5 pounds
- Childbirth Classes
- Daddy's Way (classes for dads)
- Breastfeeding Classes
- Grandparents Classes
- Healthy Beginnings (newborn testing)
- Momma Hotline
All rooms have:
- C/D Player/Alarm Clock
- Free Wi-Fi
- Flat Screen TV
We also feature these services:
- Quiet time from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Celebratory Steak Dinner for the new Mom and Dad
- McDowell Hospital t-shirts for baby
Margaret Sullivan, MD, MPH
Dr. Sullivan is from Hickory, NC and attended the University of California in San Francisco, CA. Her specialties include laparoscopic surgery, menopause, adolescent and teen gynecology, violence prevention and alternative birthing techniques.
Alison Christopher, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Ms. Christopher is a Certified Nurse Midwife, who seeks to educate women, involve them in the decision-making process and empower them to make healthy choices. Ms. Christopher is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
If you have any questions please contact McDowell Hospital at 828-659-5000 or to make an appointment with a McDowell OB/GYN physician, please call 828-659-3621
430 Rankin Drive
Marion, NC 28752