Woman's Hospital of Texas
February 29, 2016

From left to right: Grandmother Cheryl Klaus, new mom Emily Sheffield with newborn Reagan Tyler Adlong and Dr. Rachel Thompson.

February 29, 2016, Houston, TX---After 31 years and the delivery of more than 7,000 babies at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Dr. Rachel Thompson’s last patient to deliver, Emily Sheffield, was a patient Dr. Thompson delivered on May 12, 1992. Parents Emily Sheffield and Randall Adlong of Mont Belvieu, Texas, welcomed Reagan Tyler Adlong into the world on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:39 a.m. at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.  

“Dr. Thompson has been amazing,” said new mom Emily Sheffield. “I couldn’t have asked for a better physician. I am sad that she won’t be delivering my next child.”

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas and Dr. Thompson have been a significant part of baby Reagan Tyler Adlong’s family. Grandmother Cheryl Klaus has been a patient of Dr. Thompson’s for 31 years and Dr. Thompson delivered her three children at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. All three of Cheryl’s grandchildren delivered at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. 

“Dr. Thompson and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas have provided me with a lifetime of care and now my children and grandchildren are receiving care here,” said Cheryl Klaus. “I didn’t want my daughters to be with anyone else. I would love to see Dr. Thompson deliver all of my grandbabies. She is a big part of our family.”

"The most rewarding aspect of the practice of OB/GYN for me has been the establishment of long term relationships with patients,” said Dr. Rachel Thompson.  “It has been particularly satisfying to deliver babies for the young women I delivered, and to share the stages of our lives with their mothers."

“The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is well respected throughout the region because of physicians like Dr. Rachel Thompson,” said Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “Many of Dr. Thompson’s patients have trusted her to care for their daughters over the years. We are honored to have played a special part in the lives of so many families for the last 40 years.”

Dr. Rachel Thompson’s last day to see patients at Houston Women’s Care Associates is Monday, February 29, 2016.

About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the recent addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility. For more information, visit our website at www.WomansHospital.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.