At Prairie Ridge Health, we are committed to providing you and your family with personalized, compassionate care. Meet and choose your own physician from our highly qualified and caring staff. Meet Dr. Bryan, Dr. Hansen, Dr. Kaldor, Dr. Millar and Dr. Torres.

For more information, to register for a class, or to schedule a tour, please call (920) 623-1276.


Amenities Include

  • A family-friendly atmosphere
  • Access to nourishment center –new parents are welcome to help themselves to any food or drinks they’d like
  • All-in-one Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suites
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby's take-home gift bag
  • Birthing balls
  • Complimentary celebration meal for mom and guest
  • Complementary meals for support person during entire stay
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room digital camera for your use & flash drive to take home all photos
  • In-room refrigerators
  • Lactation consultant on staff
  • Luxury personal care products
  • Mobile telemetry monitoring
  • Operating room on the same floor for comfortable, advanced medical care
  • Soaking Tub
  • Sofa bed for partner
  • Tempur-pedic beds



Tour the Birth Center

The Women & Childbirth Services Department offers a comprehensive education program to prepare parents for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Classes include Childbirth Classes, Baby Care, Breastfeeding, Infant/Child CPR, and a Sibling Class.

In addition, we provide 24-hour nursing phone consultation before and after your delivery, educational visits and tours of our facility, lactation consultant on staff to assist with breastfeeding as needed, and infant security banding to provide you peace of mind during your stay.

For more information, to register for a class, or to schedule a tour, please call (920) 623-1276.

 

Breast Health

Breast health begins with receiving regular mammograms. Our mammography program is MQSA-ACR certified. Our registered mammography technologists provide digital mammography on weekdays and weekends by appointment. Two types of mammograms are offered - screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms.

Women Smiling in Group

 

Our breast health patient navigator will connect with you personally and guide you through your mammogram and diagnosis. Each patient is different and we personalize your needs to fit your diagnosis and treatment plan. The navigator also serves as your advocate connecting you with the appropriate resources and support. 

To schedule a Mammogram, call us at 920-623-6466 or schedule online.

Are You At Risk?

Risk factors for breast cancer are not exclusively related to family history. Many variables can increase one’s risk for breast cancer, such as:

  • Age. The risk for breast cancer increases with age; most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50.
  • Genetic mutations. Inherited changes (mutations) to certain genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited these genetic changes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  According to the CDC, about 1 in every 500 women in the United States has a mutation in either her BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.
  • Early menstrual period. Women who start their periods before age 12 are exposed to hormones longer, raising the risk for breast cancer by a small amount.
  • Late or no pregnancy. Having the first pregnancy after age 30 and never having a full-term pregnancy can raise breast cancer risk.
  • Starting menopause after age 55. Like starting one’s period early, being exposed to estrogen hormones for a longer time later in life also raises the risk of breast cancer.
  • Not being physically active. Women who are not physically active have a higher risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Being overweight or obese after menopause. Older women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those at a normal weight.
  • Having dense breasts. Dense breasts have more connective tissue than fatty tissue, which can sometimes make it hard to see tumors on a mammogram. Women with dense breasts are more likely to get breast cancer.
  • Using combination hormone therapy. Taking hormones to replace missing estrogen and progesterone in menopause for more than five years raises the risk for breast cancer. The hormones that have been shown to increase risk are estrogen and progestin when taken together.
  • Taking oral contraceptives (birth control pills). Certain forms of oral contraceptive pills have been found to raise breast cancer risk.
  • Personal history of breast cancer. Women who have had breast cancer are more likely to get breast cancer a second time.
  • Personal history of certain non-cancerous breast diseases. Some non-cancerous breast diseases such as atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ are associated with a higher risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Family history of breast cancer. A woman’s risk for breast cancer is higher if she has a mother, sister, or daughter (first-degree relative) or multiple family members on either her mother’s or father’s side of the family who have had breast cancer. Having a first-degree male relative with breast cancer also raises a woman’s risk.
  • Previous treatment using radiation therapy. Women who had radiation therapy to the chest or breasts (like for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma) before age 30 have a higher risk of getting breast cancer later in life.
  • Women who took the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was given to some pregnant women in the United States between 1940 and 1971 to prevent miscarriage, have a higher risk. Women whose mothers took DES while pregnant with them are also at risk.
  • Drinking alcohol. Studies show that a woman’s risk for breast cancer increases with the more alcohol she drinks.

Learn more about Mammograms

Schedule a Mammogram

Call us at 920-623-6466 to learn more about your risks or to schedule a mammogram.


Breastfeeding Care at the Prairie Ridge Health Birth Center is designed to meet the modern needs of moms and babies. We are here to guide you and your baby through prenatal education, outpatient lactation consultations, and personalized care to make your breastfeeding journey just right for you and your family. We are here to support you and your baby!
Breastfeeding Care at PRH Birth Center
  • When your baby is born: our nurses and lactation consultant will help you and your baby get a great start!
  • Outpatient appointments: meet individually with our lactation consultant.
  • Lactation line: call with questions anytime (920) 626-2347.
  • Breastfeeding class: take this with your partner during your 3rd trimester.
Why We Support Breastfeeding
  • Breast milk is natural, economical and convenient. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for the first six months of life, and for long after in combination with solid foods.
  • Breast milk contains just the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and provides digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins and hormones that infants require for healthy growth and development.
  • Breast milk contains many immune components including antibodies, growth factors, cytokines, antimicrobial compounds, and specific immune cells that protect your baby from infection and illness.
  • Breastfeeding provides an opportunity for you to nurture your baby through close physical contact and strengthen your bond.
  • Breastfeeding is good for mothers. Mothers have faster recovery from birth and long term risk reduction of some diseases, illnesses and cancers.

Experts agree that breastfeeding your baby for any length of time, is of benefit to you and your baby.

How We Support Breastfeeding
  • Offer prenatal breastfeeding classes
  • Promote a first feeding during the first hour after birth
  • Encourage you to spend time skin to skin with your baby
  • Have your baby stay in the room with you
  • Only use breast milk to feed your baby
  • Teach baby comfort techniques and not provide a pacifier.
  • Our dedicated and skilled team of nurses will support and guide you during the early days of feeding.
  • Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will meet with you and your baby in the hospital.
Specialized Breastfeeding Care

In addition to meeting with our Lactation Consultant in the hospital, we provide other ways to continue to support you and your family throughout your breastfeeding journey.

  • Call the Lactation Line 920-626-2347, anytime, with questions or concerns. 
  • Schedule an outpatient appointment to have your unique needs addressed by our Lactation Consultant. Call the Lactation Line to schedule.
Reasons to Meet with a Lactation Consultant

If the Mother:

  • Has sore nipples
  • Has pain while breastfeeding
  • Has flat or inverted nipples
  • Is engorged
  • Is ill or need to have surgery
  • Is worried if she is “has enough milk”
  • Has “more than enough milk”
  • Is returning to work
  • Wants to bottle feed breast milk
  • May have a blocked duct or mastitis
  • Wishes to adopt a baby
  • Experiences anxiety or stress around feedings
  • Needs to take medications
  • Has questions about breast pumps
  • Is discouraged about breastfeeding
  • Is receiving conflicting advice about breastfeeding
  • Has a history of breast surgery and wants to breastfeed
  • Is ready to wean

If your baby:

  • Has difficulty latching-on
  • Is not gaining weight quickly
  • Cries a lot and is fussy
  • Feeds “all of the time”
  • Is premature or a “late preterm” baby
  • Spits up “a lot”
  • “Fighting the breast”
  • Is Jaundiced
  • Has a medical condition that impacts feeding

GUIDANCe THROUGH THE CANCER JOURNEY

“Nurses have always supported and guided patients with cancer through difficult times and often complex treatments...as a licensed cancer navigator, I can be particularly helpful to patients through all stages of diagnosis and treatment. The coordination of care at this time is so important and cancer navigators really know how to speak the language.” - Cathy Bolan, RNC, ONN-CG, ONC

Holding Hands

When a patient is diagnosed with Breast, Colon, or Lung cancer, the Cancer Navigator serves as the main point of contact. A Cancer Navigator assists cancer patients regarding treatment pathways, treatment options and personalized care plans. Navigators also help patients maneuver through the healthcare system by coordinating the care among providers and increasing the awareness of local resources for patient care. 

Prairie Ridge Health is proud to offer a wide array of services to support patients with cancer, including Medical Imaging, Nutrition Services, Respiratory Therapy, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Laboratory Services and Financial Counseling. 

For more information about the PRH Cancer Navigation Program, please contact Cathy Bolan at (920) 623-6434 or cbolan@prairieridge.health.


Additional Resources:

Cancer Support Groups

Prairie Ridge Health provides Cancer support groups for people with cancer and those touched by the disease. Research has shown through support groups one's quality of life and survival rate increase as a result of being able to relate to others with similar cancer experiences. 

Learn More

Prosthesis & Bra Program

A personalized fitting for patients who have undergone a mastectomy procedure occurs on a per-patient basis. Most insurances cover up to four bras per year and a new prosthesis every two years. Personalized sessions can be scheduled by contacting Cathy Bolan at (920) 623-6434.

Learn more about your risk & screening options:

For more information about the PRH Cancer Navigation Program, please contact Cathy Bolan at (920) 623-6434 or cbolan@prairieridge.health.