Advanced Technology Aids in Deliveries at GRMC

Advanced Technology Aids in Deliveries at Grinnell Regional Medical Center

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UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) launched Perigin WatchChild® Solution, a comprehensive perinatal data management system. This system simplifies the fetal monitoring process and information management throughout the delivery process.

WatchChild, as it is commonly referred to, allows nurses to monitor all labor patients from a central monitor at the nurse’s station. It also enables physicians to have remote viewing where they can view the fetal monitor readings from their office or home. They can see the results in real time with our nursing staff to make the best decisions for the best patient outcome.

“We are excited to have this technology here at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. This technology will allow doctors to stay in tune with expectant mothers whenever and wherever they are at,” says Sheryl Baarda Interim Director of Nursing.  

For more information on maternity services and the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center at Grinnell Regional Medical Center, please call (641) 236-2324 or visit