Hospital and Delivery Info

Our physicians have privileges at Mercy Gilbert, Banner Gateway Medical Centers, and Honor Health (Osborn and Shea locations). Therefore, if you plan on delivering at one of these hospitals, one of our physicians will see you and your newborn within 24 hours of delivery. Please make sure the Labor and Delivery admitting you has your current address and insurance information. Upon registration let the hospital know what insurance will be covering the baby.

Delivery at Mercy Gilbert or Banner Gateway Medical Centers

Dr. Le Bras sees all newborns at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center. When you go to the hospital to deliver, give them the name of our practice or Dr. Le Bras’ name as the physician you have chosen to follow up with once discharged from the hospital. Phoenix Children’s Hospitalists (Mercy Gilbert) or Banner Pediatric Hospitalists (Banner Gateway) will see your child in the rare possibility that Dr. Le Bras not working that day.

Delivery at Honor Health (Osborn and Shea locations)

Our esteemed Arbor Medical Partners colleagues see our newborns at the Honor Health locations. If delivering at an Honor Health location, during the admission process, please indicate that you would like newborn care specifically from a pediatrician from Arbor Medical Partners.

Delivery at other hospitals

If you choose to deliver at a hospital not listed above, your newborn will be seen and evaluated by the pediatrician staffed by that hospital, and your newborn will then be seen in our office in follow up, once discharged home.

Hospital Stay and Discharge

Before discharge home from the hospital, there are several standard tests that are performed. This will include a hearing screen for your child, a congenital heart screening, a jaundice check, and a newborn screening. The jaundice check and newborn screening are typically completed at 36 hours of age but can be completed as early as 24 hours. If you are having a boy and desire a circumcision, this can be completed in the hospital prior to discharge home. If you deliver at another hospital, most outside pediatricians will not perform the circumcision prior to your infant being discharged home. However, we can complete a circumcision in our office, as long as it is done within the first 30 days of life.

Once discharged home, you can make a follow up appointment to be seen at our Gilbert location. Most newborns are typically seen in the office again within 2-3 days of discharge.

Remember to add your baby to the insurance policy as soon as possible. This will ensure proper reimbursement for the baby’s hospital costs. Your plan may allow 15-30 days to do this, but delays in processing could cause payments to be denied. We encourage you to schedule a prenatal visit prior to delivery to answer all of your questions with regards to what to expect at the hospital when you deliver.