Skip to main content

WakeMed Investing in Women’s Care

In addition to opening Wake County’s first women’s hospital next year, WakeMed also recently unveiled plans for a significant remodel and expansion of the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace at the Raleigh Campus slated to be finished in the of summer 2015.

This expansion is a direct result of WakeMed’s patient- and family-centered approach to care, which encourages rooming-in, allowing families to stay together throughout the celebration of new life and making it easier for mothers to have privacy.

The new family-centered design on Raleigh Campus will include:

  • 15 spacious Labor and Delivery Suites, ensuring privacy and comfort
  • 3 state-of-the-art Surgical Suites for C-section and special needs deliveries
  • A new Antepartum High-Risk Unit specifically designed for the complex needs of high-risk pregnancies, featuring 8 private rooms with advanced technology
  • 2,400-square-foot expansion
  • A comprehensive program of services and staff to protect both mother and child during pregnancy and immediately after birth

This expansion further complements WakeMed’s dedication to women’s services across the system as well as our tiniest patients and their families. Earlier this year, we opened our expanded our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the only one of its kind in Wake County – and introduced private rooms along with a beautiful new design and state-of-the-art upgrades. The new birthplace will maintain its vital proximity to the NICU, ensuring our most fragile newborns receive immediate special attention and care.

In North Raleigh, WakeMed’s new, 61-bed, full-service women’s hospital – designed with the unique needs of women in mind – will open on Mother’s Day 2015. WakeMed North Hospital will feature amenities tailored to our patients and offer women of every age throughout northern Wake County and the surrounding communities access to a wide variety of exceptional health services.

After the new hospital opening and the Raleigh Campus renovation, all three WakeMed birthing centers will feature a family-centered environment along with the most advanced technology in maternal care.  WakeMed delivers more babies than any other health system in Wake County, and has an expert team of obstetricians, neonatologists, maternal-fetal specialists, nurses and other professionals.

The WakeMed Foundation has committed to raise $2.5 million through its Labor of Love campaign to support the Raleigh Campus renovation. To learn more or to donate, please visit

Learn more about the Raleigh Campus expansion in this Triangle Business Journal story.