Woman’s Hospital Welcomes Dr. Kelly Schwartzenburg Cannon, Bianca Glueck

Woman’s Hospital announced today the hiring of Dr. Kelly Schwartzenburg Cannon as director of inpatient perinatal psychiatry and Bianca Glueck as clinical director. They will lead the new perinatal mental health unit at Woman’s Hospital which is scheduled to open September 2024.

Dr. Cannon is a board-certified psychiatrist with more than 12 years of experience in the inpatient clinical setting. She specializes in providing psychiatric care for maternity and postpartum patients. 

A graduate of LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Dr. Cannon is proficient in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues and substance abuse and leads treatment planning through medication management and therapeutic interventions. She spent her residency at LSUHSC/Ochsner New Orleans and most recently worked at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge as an attending inpatient psychiatrist. 

Glueck is a registered nurse with over 12 years of experience in direct nursing care and administrative oversight in the healthcare industry. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capella University and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Baton Rouge Community College. Glueck previously served as assistant director of nursing and director of quality for Oceans Behavioral Health Hospital in Baton Rouge. She is a member of Postpartum Support International as well as the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and is certified in perinatal mental health.

The perinatal mental health unit at Woman’s Hospital will serve as Louisiana’s first inpatient mental health unit solely dedicated to serving the specialized needs of pregnant and postpartum women. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maternal mental health conditions, such as anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression, and birth-related PTSD, are among the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting one in five women. Of those affected, 75% go untreated. Additionally, mental health conditions are a leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.