Parkridge East Hospital announced Monday the completion of a $9.8 million expansion of its women’s services unit to provide a state-of-the-art and family-centered environment for women seeing maternity care in the region. The Birth Place at Parkridge East Hospital now offers 23 postpartum beds, nine labor and deliver rooms and a 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
“The Birth Place at Parkridge East Hospital strives to provide women with a unique and empowering birth experience backed by the supportive care of our expert OBGYN physicians and nursing team,” said Will Windham, CEO of Parkridge East Hospital. “More than 2,000 babies are born at Parkridge East Hospital every year. This expansion allows us to continue providing unparalleled birthing care to the Chattanooga and north Georgia region in a modern and compassionate environment.”
The Birth Place at Parkridge East Hospital offers a full complement of labor and delivery services, including a 24-hour nursery, trained lactation specialists, prenatal education, support classes, a dedicated Women’s Nurse Navigator that assists in ensuring our patients care is individualized for the delivery plan that they want, and a Level III NICU capable of caring for babies born at 24-weeks and those who have severe or complex conditions.
To learn more about maternity care at Parkridge East Hospital, go to ParkridgeHealth.com.
About Parkridge Health System
Parkridge Health System includes Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge North ER, Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior and Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent campuses. Parkridge Medical Center, in downtown Chattanooga, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center offering comprehensive healthcare services that include a 24-hour emergency department, cardiology, orthopedics, and surgical services in addition to oncology services at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Parkridge East Hospital, also an Accredited Chest Pain Center in East Ridge, provides 24-hour emergency medical services, obstetrical care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and advanced surgical services in robotics, orthopedics, and gynecology. Parkridge North ER is a 24/7, full-service emergency room staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and provides a broad scope of medical emergencies, ranging from illness and injury to life-threatening concerns. The four-campus Parkridge Valley offers behavioral health and addictive disorder treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. Parkridge West Hospital, in nearby Jasper, Tenn., provides 24-hour emergency medical services, outpatient laboratory, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical therapy and inpatient behavioral health services at Parkridge Valley West. To learn more, visit www.ParkridgeHealth.com or contact MedLine at (423) 622-6848.