Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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Women’s Life Center

Special Care Close to Home

In addition to superb medical care, you’ll also receive the nurturing, personalized care you need at this special time. The Women’s Life Center at Laurens County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise and technology to give the newest member of your family the best start in life. Our goal is to make your birth experience as special as it deserves to be.

A Calm and Relaxing Setting

Created with your comfort in mind, we offer a warm, homelike environment conducive to a family-centered birth experience. Our state-of-the-art facility combines thoughtful, personalized touches with the finest in modern obstetric services.

Our center features private rooms for your labor and delivery that are equipped with everything necessary for the birth of your baby. After you give birth, you and your newborn will go to one of our spacious postpartum rooms with a shower, television, vanity and bureau for personal belongings, and a convertible sofa for your support person. There’s ample seating and comfort for up to four individuals.

After delivery, a celebratory meal for two is provided for the parents. You may choose steak, lemon chicken sauté or other meal of your choice from our award-winning dining room as our way of helping to celebrate the arrival of this new life. In addition, every maternity patient on a “regular” diet has the option of ordering room service from our Special Request menu at any time from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Bonding with Your New Baby

After your baby is born, you’ll continue to rest and become acquainted with your newborn in your private room—a practice known as “rooming in.” The same nurse will attend both you and your baby, a pairing that will help you get to know your baby from the beginning.

If you choose to breastfeed your baby, our lactation consultant and breastfeeding counselor can help you with technique and answer your questions. The nurses in the birthing center also will provide individual instruction in holding, feeding, diapering, dressing, bathing and caring for your baby.

Peace of Mind

Moms delivering at LCMH can take comfort that we now offer a state-of-the-art telehealth program for newborns called Delivery Buddy. In the unlikely event that a baby experiences complications during or just after delivery, a neonatologist or neonatal nurse practitioner from Greenville Memorial Hospital, GHS’ flagship hospital, can log in to Delivery Buddy immediately through the hospital’s secure network. The specialist will complete an assessment of the newborn with the help of Delivery Buddy and on-site nurses and doctors. This program lets the specialist take part in the baby’s care right away by making recommendations as if at the bedside. Medical teams on each side of the screen can hear and see the newborn and interact with the family.

At times, premature or sick babies need to be stabilized at LCMH and then transferred to the Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at GHS Children’s Hospital. As part of GHS, we work seamlessly with a specially trained team using advanced mobile equipment to transfer infants.

The Children’s Hospital NICU is a Level III (advanced level) facility and, as one of the state’s premier perinatal centers, is ready around the clock with the latest technology, monitoring equipment and on-site neonatal doctors. (In most circumstances, the mom will be transferred to the hospital as well, to facilitate mother-baby bonding.)

Education and Preparation

Throughout each stage of your pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care, we will work closely with you and your family. You and your family members may participate in childbirth education classes covering prenatal care, childbirth, physical recovery and breastfeeding. The Women’s Life Center of Laurens County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise and technology to give the newest member of your family the best start in life.

How May We Help You?

Contact us: (864) 833-9261

Women’s Life Center

Laurens County Memorial Hospital
22725 U.S. Hwy. 76 E.
Clinton, SC 29325

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Visit the Women’s Life Center to learn more about our facilities and caring, supportive staff. Tours of the center are included in childbirth education classes, or  call (864) 833-9261 to arrange a tour of your own.

Having your baby at Women’s Life Center

To have your baby at Women’s Life Center, you must be a patient of an obstetrician who delivers at this facility.

These physicians include:

Joni Coker, DO*
Timothy Harkins, MD*
Michelle L. Hagenbuch, MD
Raymond Wiggins, MD

(*GHS physicians employed by Carolina Women’s Center)

Learn what to expect during your pregnancy and find additional education resources by visiting our women’s education site.