What's Up, Doc? is a weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each week they highlight a different doctor/healthcare professional to come on our show and talk to us about their specialty. It has turned into one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have exhibited a "human" side that people don't always get to see with their physicians. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We've done about 30 of these segments highlighting everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health care plan and everything else in between. We've learned a lot and hope you can too.

We say this a lot about our guests on What's Up, Doc? but this week's guest was one of the friendliest people we've ever talked to. Ashley Vaughn is a nurse with MercyHealth with a lot of letters after her name. She explains what all the letters are and what her position is with MercyHealth.

Ashley has been a nurse for almost 2 decades and is currently working in Javon Bea's Birthing Center. This place sounds incredible. They have 10 birthing suites that all include:

  • Private, large, home-like labor and delivery suites and recovery rooms
  • Private spa-like bathrooms
  • Infant security system
  • Large flat scree TV
  • DVD Player
  • Rocking chair
  • Sofa sleeper beds
  • C-section surgical suites
  • Fully equipped nurseries for babies who require extra medical care
  • Family lounge with plentiful seating, TV and vending machines

Ashley said that you can call and request a tour of the birthing center if it is something you would consider using.

I will note that my radio partner Riley was VERY impressed by the nursery for babies who require extra medical care. I didn't fully understand all the specifics but that's just because the birthing process is pretty far outside my cone of concern and I had already learned a lot for Ashley already, it was just a casualty of information overload. I'll just have to go back and listen to the above podcast to remind myself.

Thanks a lot to nurse Ashley Vaughn, you were a delight.

A new episode of What's Up, Doc? airs every Thursday morning at 8:35 on 1440 WROK.

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