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​High-Risk Pregnancy

Ensuring a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Perinatal specialists closely monitor high-risk pregnancies through a number of different methods, including ultrasound, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. MultiCare Deaconess Hospital is proud to offer this expanded obstetrics service to moms-to-be in our community.

We take a flexible, consultative approach to high-risk care, updating your provider in each stage of care by telephone and/or fax. Referring physicians are also provided with direct, 24-hour access to a perinatologist via telephone and pager to ensure timely communication.

Full-service facilities for both mom and baby are located under the same roof, on the same floor, saving precious time in situations where every moment can be critical.

Our Services

  • Prenatal diagnosis and genetic evaluation and counseling
  • Fetal surveillance: ultrasound, MRI, Doppler, cardiac, biophysical, profiles and non-stress testing
  • NT (nuchal translucency), Amniocentesis and CVS (chorionic villus sampling)
  • Evaluation of recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Management of maternal medical problems (diabetes, HTN, etc.) and RBC isoimmunization
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Meet Our Specialists


Elizabeth Platz, MD, MSCR

Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Masters of Science in Clinical Research

Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Special Interests: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Diabetes, Pre-term birth, Twins

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital also offers OB Hospitalists who are available 24/7 in the hospital to care for any high risk and/or OB-ED issue.

  • Dr. Lori Smetana 
  • Dr. Susanne Swietnicki
  • Dr. Katy Miles
  • Dr. Bob Palmer


Contact Us

For more information, please call Perinatal Services at 509-473-3690.