Baptist Health Madisonville OB-GYN celebrates 20 years of service in Princeton
Bill Crump, MD will soon celebrate 20 years of providing prenatal care in Princeton, Kentucky.
Baptist Health Madisonville OB/GYN celebrates
20 years of service in Princeton
(Madisonville, Ky.) August 21, 2017 —Bill Crump, MD, will soon celebrate 20 years of providing prenatal care in Princeton.
Dr. Crump, who is employed by Baptist Health Madisonville, stepped in after Caldwell County Hospital stopped providing obstetrical care. His goal was to meet the needs of the Princeton community by providing prenatal care, while also training residents from the Madisonville family medicine residency program on family-centered maternity care.
This style of care takes into account the entire family when a new addition is expected. The delivery even becomes a family affair, depending on the age of the siblings.
"While most parents don't choose to have the siblings in the room for the actual delivery itself, we get them in as soon as possible after the precious special time of bonding now called Kangaroo Care and make them feel part of this blessed event,” Dr. Crump said. “Of course, this is after the dad is able to regain his composure as well. I've seen huge guys with tears rolling down their face with the sheer exhilaration of seeing the new life."
Baptist Health facilities deliver one in four babies in Kentucky. “When an opportunity arises that benefits both underserved patients and our physicians in training, we try to grab it,” said Dr. Michael Howard, Baptist Health Madisonville vice president for education and research. “Dr. Crump's work with OB patients in the Princeton area and with our residents needing OB training is one of those. You have to love a win-win situation.”
Baptist Health Madisonville president Robert Ramey said Dr. Crump’s dedication to his patients in Princeton is evident as he begins delivering a second generation of babies. “Twenty years is a wonderful milestone for Dr. Crump and his Princeton patients,” Ramey said. “We are proud of his service and proud we can help serve the needs of the Caldwell County community.”
Patients can get almost all of their prenatal care in Princeton, just having to go to Madisonville for delivery or complex testing if needed.
"Even though I've been delivering babies for 35 years, it never gets old,” Dr. Crump said. “Watching the residents develop their skills and really connect with their patients always makes my day. And the upgrades to Baptist Health’s hospital and the excellent neonatal intensive care unit in Madisonville has made it even easier to provide first class care near to home. “
Dr. Crump's team sees patients in the former Trover Clinic building, across the street from the new health department. Appointments are available by calling 270.825.6680.