Patewood Memorial Hospital will welcome babies in September

Patewood Memorial Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 24, 2017) –Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital (PMH) will begin welcoming babies this fall. The hospital, which has served as a surgical short-stay facility on Greenville’s Eastside, will become the seventh GHS facility to offer maternity services.

The 26,000 square-foot maternity unit includes 10 labor and delivery rooms and 30 postpartum rooms. It will begin serving moms considered to have low-risk pregnancies on Sept. 25.

“At GHS we pride ourselves in taking excellent care of newborns in our community,” said Dr. Rebecca Wright, medical director of newborn services at Patewood Memorial Hospital. “It is a big decision to entrust someone with your birth experience and the health of your baby. We take that responsibility seriously. Our newborn physicians are excited to provide the same excellent, innovative newborn care on the Patewood Medical Campus that we have been providing in Greenville and across the Upstate for years.”

Family Birthplace-Patewood is located on what was a vacant floor of the hospital held for future growth. The unit has spacious rooms that range from 425 to 560 sq. ft. Each has large windows providing natural light and bathroom sinks with glass tile backsplashes. Rooms also have tubs to accommodate women desiring water therapy during labor.

“Patewood, like all our sites of care, will place the utmost emphasis on maximizing both safety and supportive family and patient-centered care—honoring every woman and families’ desire for their birth plan and experience,” said Dr. Donald W. Wiper III, chairman of the GHS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of GHS Women’s Hospital. “The brand-new facility is fully equipped to provide great comfort in spacious new rooms as well as all the medical technology, equipment and staff expertise to assure a joyous and safe delivery.”

Pediatric hospitalists with specialized training in neonatology and newborn care will be in-house around the clock. The hospitalists will be in the room for every C-section performed at PMH.

The hospital will also participate in Delivery Buddy, GHS Children’s Hospital’s telehealth program that brings neonatologists into labor and delivery suites through secure video when needed. Lactation consultants and other support staff will also be onsite at PMH to assist families.

GHS practices Piedmont OB/GYN and Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates will deliver at PMH.

“Patewood Memorial Hospital will offer families a tranquil setting for this special time in their lives and we are looking forward to being part of family memories,” said Tim Brookshire, interim chief operating officer for PMH.

The hospital joins Baptist Easley Hospital, Greenville Memorial, Greer Memorial, Laurens County Memorial and Oconee Memorial hospitals, as well as Greenville Midwifery Care Birth Center in offering maternity services.

Alabama-based BL Harbert International served as the contractor for the project.

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