3/2/2010 – Dallas County birth certificates missing

… DCH officials offered a slightly different record, suggesting the hospital delivered six babies under emergency circumstances in 2008 and 2009. The Recorder’s Office records show only six hospital births between January 2000 and December 2009.“Though Dallas County Hospital has not had a maternity ward since the early ’90s, our physicians and nurses maintain emergency delivery training so that they are prepared when an emergency delivery of a baby occurs at Dallas County Hospital,” DCH chief clinical officer Donna Vandehaar said. “The Emergency Department’s first choice is to assist the prospective mother in a safe transport to a Des Moines Hospital for delivery, but when the delivery cannot wait, Dallas County Hospital is prepared.”Read full story here: http://amestrib.com/articles/2010/03/04/adel_news/news/record_news/doc4b8d4c07b6894586347821.txt