It's true that it wasn't a St. Francis thing, but at the same time I wonder how open the hospital is since they have mostly dealt with OB's since the two were "let go". I'm glad that one m/w is there now and hope to see more with the various practices at St. Francis.
I wonder if the climate is dictated by who is practicing there. KWIM? Like, if there were more m/w's there, would the nursing staff start catering more towards that or would they stick by the hospital "rules" for certain things. A lot depends on the women who are using a particular institution as well. If they simply go along with a medical model, then the nursing staff and others would follow suit to accommodate that. If more women wanted a natural birth, then the hosptal staff may be more inclined to hold off on the interventions longer.
Not sure if I'm making any sense at this point and mostly just thinking out loud, but do you see what I mean?
It's been hard to determine where the chips fall at St. Francis (admittedly I've had very limited discussions with them).