Leadership Appointed for New Maternity Services Unit at West Chester Hospital

Two experienced clinicians have joined the leadership team at West Chester Hospital (WCH) and will be responsible for the management of the new maternity services unit, due to open mid-year 2015.
In July 2014, West Chester Hospital announced the construction of the obstetrical unit on the third floor of the patient care tower, featuring a state-of-the-art birthing center with spacious delivery suites, Cesarean-section operating rooms and triage rooms. An adjacent nursery will function as a Level IIB special care unit with a team of experts that will provide specialty treatment to premature newborns and infants with high-risk conditions.

Dana Lovell, MD, has joined West Chester Hospital as the medical director of maternity services, following an accomplished 20-year career as a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). In her new role, Dr. Lovell will offer guidance and oversight for the management of the service while also providing expert medical care to expectant mothers and their infants. She also serves as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the hospital, Dr. Lovell was in private practice for 13 years at South Central Ohio OB/Gyn, Inc., a private obstetrical practice with office locations in Wilmington and Hillsboro, Ohio. During her tenure, she served on the medical staff while serving as chairman of mother-baby care at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. Dr. Lovell also served as a practice member with Engle, Smith and Associates, a hospital-owned practice located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lovell received her bachelor of science degree in 1990 at the University of Notre Dame and received her medical degree in 1994 from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She serves as a diplomate with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as a fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Elizabeth Tabor, RNC-OB, has been named the director of the maternity services unit at West Chester Hospital. Tabor comes to WCH from Miami Valley Hospital/Premier Health in Dayton, Ohio where she served as nurse manager of the Birthing Center 2, a 24-bed obstetrical unit, featuring labor and delivery, obstetrical surgery, triage and perinatal intensive care services. Her responsibilities in this position also included management of the Family Beginnings Birth Center, an accredited natural childbirth program. Prior to serving in her role in the Birthing Center, she held the position of nurse manager for Maternity 2, a 16-bed antepartum unit. Tabor’s 20-year career has also included the positions of Birthing Center 2 associate nurse manager, labor and delivery shift manager and maternal care clinical nurse.
Tabor received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1995 from Tennessee Technological University. She is certified in high-risk inpatient obstetrics and advanced fetal monitoring.

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