St. Anthony Regional Hospital recently welcomed Rebecca (Becky) Richardson, RN, as its director of obstetrics. With more than 35 years of nursing experience specific to the field of obstetrics, she will oversee patient care and staffing at The Birth Place. Richardson began working full-time at St. Anthony on September 24.
“From the moment I interviewed at St. Anthony, I recognized it was a special place. I felt a warm, welcoming feeling from the staff and community members,” Richardson said. “The obstetric nurses at The Birth Place provide excellent patient care and do a fantastic job of including the entire family in newborn care education. I look forward to utilizing my experience at a large-scale facility to provide additional insight and perspective to an already outstanding place.”
Richardson comes to St. Anthony after serving UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital for 35 years, where she most recently served as family birthing suites director. In her role, she oversaw a 15-bed suite, neonatal intensive care unit and more than 750 births annually. Richardson earned her designation as registered nurse from The Finley Hospital School of Nursing in her hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, and completed her bachelor’s degree in health arts from St. Francis University in Joliet, Ill. She is certified in inpatient obstetrics and Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Counseling.
“At St. Anthony, we have the important privilege of safely, compassionately welcoming the next generation to our community,” said Ed Smith, St. Anthony President and CEO. “It is imperative that we maintain skilled, talented team members to oversee that important task. We are excited to welcome Becky to our obstetrics team, as we lead the region in the number of deliveries right here in Carroll.”
Becky will be working closely with Pat Hogan, as she will be retiring as director of The Birth Place after serving St. Anthony Regional Hospital for 37 years.
Richardson and her husband, Joe, have three grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, biking, and scrapbooking.