New director announced for the Birth Center at North Valley Hospital
North Valley Hospital (NVH) announces a new director of The Birth Center at North Valley Hospital, Felicity Williams. Williams began working in the role on May 13, 2019.
“I am excited about this leadership opportunity and am thankful for the support I have received from staff, physicians, and administration to be successful in this role,” says Williams. “Working with women and their families has always been a passion, now I look forward to taking on management aspects of working with the Birth Center’s amazing staff as we continue to focus on patient care and experience, postpartum education and resources, and our Baby Friendly practices.”
Williams has been a registered nurse since earning her RN at Mount San Jacinto College in Menifee, California, in 2007. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse in two hospitals in California including the well regarded Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, shortly after earning her degree, before coming to North Valley Hospital in 2014.
In 2016, Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, furthering her education while working as a charge nurse in The Birth Center at NVH.
“Felicity has extensive knowledge and experience regarding women’s health services and labor and delivery with a calm demeanor for patient care and staff interactions,” explains Amy Vanterpool, Chief Clinical Officer at North Valley Hospital. “She is a respected leader within our team already, so she transitions to this new role with great staff support.”
“Felicity is a strong leader and also is very invested in our Planetree culture and The Birth Center. She works to implement evidence-based best practices and develops trainings to provide high-level education opportunities for staff. With her guidance, we’ll see The Birth Center continue as a flagship service of North Valley Hospital,” says Vanterpool.
The Birth Center at North Valley Hospital received a five year Baby Friendly Designation in 2018, and welcomes approximately 560 newborns a year.