OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan

Dr. Casey SagerDr. Casey SagerCasey Sager, MD, is the newest member of the Women’s Center. After attending NMU for her undergraduate degree, she fell in love with the U.P. She has been a great addition to our team.Learn More Dr. David HamacherDr. David HamacherIron River native David Hamacher, MD, has been practicing at OSF for nearly 25 years. His love of the U.P. extends to boating and motorcycling. He continues to welcome new patients, who benefit from his extensive expertise. Learn More Dr. Kim JohnsonDr. Kim JohnsonKim Johnson, DO, moved to the U.P. and joined the Women’s Center after visiting the area. Her caring and compassionate nature is exemplified by the special rapport she has with her patients.Learn More Dr. Michael DeGrootDr. Michael DeGrootNorway, Michigan native Michael DeGroot, MD, epitomizes the OSF Mission of serving with the greatest care and love. Prior to joining OSF, he spent 12 years with the Marshfield Clinic, where he gained expertise in complex women’s health issues.Learn More

Maternity & Birth

Degroot with pregnant women zoomed in At the OSF St. Francis Women's Center, we care for women throughout their pregnancy and long after the baby is born. A woman's health is a lifelong commitment for us.

Our board-certified obstetrics and gynecology specialists all have specialized training in high-risk pregnancies.

Obstetric services offered through the Women's Center include:

  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Childbirth education
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • In-office testing for fetal well-being
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Cesarean section and vaginal delivery
  • Intrathecals for pain management during delivery

 Staff with the OSF St. Francis OB/Nursery Department has been trained in the concept of Family Centered Care, with one nurse caring for the family as a unit. This nation-wide trend has proven to enhance quality and provide improved communications and greater continuity of care.


   Birthing Classes

B.A.B.E. (Birth and Beginnings Education) classes are taught by skilled nurses dedicated to helping mothers prepare for new life and birth.

This two-part series is an established curriculum that covers such topics as understanding pregnancy, nutrition, warning signs during pregnancy, the labor process, Cesarean birth, and pain control measures. The series also includes videos and a tour of OSF St. Francis Hospital OB/Nursery department.

Dress is comfortable/casual.

The class is held over two sessions on the third and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. Class time may vary depending upon class size and participation.

Cost is $35.00 per couple (mother and labor partner).
To register, please call our OB/Nursery department at (906) 786-5707 x5175 or St. Francis Women's Center at (906) 786-1356.


B.A.B.E. 2015 Class Schedule

May 19th & 26th

June 16th & 23rd

August 18th & 25th

September 15th & 22nd

October 20th & 27th

November 17th & 24th