BirthPlace

It’s the Little Things that Deliver Big Smiles

Having a baby is an exciting time in your life – and at the BirthPlace in our Niles and St. Joseph hospitals, we want to make it a healthy time. Whether this is your first baby or you are continuing to build your family, our experienced physicians and clinical staff are here to help provide you with safe, high-quality care every step of the way.

Some of the little things that make the BirthPlace special:

  • Access to pediatric specialists 24/7
  • Daily serenity hours
  • Experienced and loving care professionals 
  • Intimate family-centered birthing suites
  • Newly renovated rooms
  • Ongoing new parent education
  • Online nursery for friends and family who can’t be present
  • On-site certified breastfeeding consultant 

EAM excellence award WEB

Lakeland Hospital Niles awarded Excellence in Maternity Care in 2020.

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, has awarded Lakeland Hospital Niles with the 2020 Maternity Care Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in maternity care and delivery outcomes. The hospital is among only sixteen in the state to have earned the award this year, including four other Spectrum Health hospitals. Learn more 

 
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Our Patients Say it Best

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Support Through it All

Amber Zoschke

Physicians:

Kenneth Kaufmann, MD.
Sep, 2020
My baby and I were always a priority.

We Were In Great Hands

Anjana Gupta
Sep, 2020
The BirthPlace team was so supportive.

The Scariest Five Minutes of My Life

Jacklynn Armstrong
Sep, 2019
My care team was so attentive.

Two Special Birthdays

Taleah Adams
May, 2019
I felt so supported the entire time.

Finally a Family of Three

Michelle Coy
Apr, 2019
I am so thankful for the care I received at the Niles BirthPlace.

1 in 80,000 Odds

Nafitiri Mills
Mar, 2019
The way they care for the babies is so genuine.

A Wedding Day Delivery

Matt and Kristin Ross
Mar, 2019
Trust your care team, they’ve done this a lot, they know what they’re doing.

No Complications

Sasha Thompson

Physicians:

Alissa Conklin, MD
Nov, 2018
Dr. Conklin explained what we needed to do and why. She was the warmest doctor I’ve ever met.

A Miracle Birth

Lucia Higgins

Physicians:

Alissa Conklin, MD
Nov, 2018
Dr. Conklin made it all very personal while still ensuring both the baby and I were safe.

A Birth-Day Blessing

Amanda

Physicians:

Alissa Conklin, MD
Aug, 2016
I was able to hold my daughter for the very first time — that moment is one I will cherish for the rest of my life.
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