Opening in early May, WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital will be the result of the transformation of our WakeMed North Healthplex into a brand new campus dedicated to labor and delivery services as well as other specialized services for women. Not only that, we will continue to offer the same superior services for the entire family that North Healthplex offered, including a 24/7 emergency department, imaging services, same-day surgery, outpatient laboratory services and physician offices.
Importantly, WakeMed North will feature six labor and delivery rooms in a hotel-like environment that incorporates beauty, tranquility and personalized service as well as an unmatched level of care and support. The hospital will also incorporate the obstetric (OB) hospitalist concept of care, meaning it will offer the around-the-clock services of board certified obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs).
Our OB/GYN hospitalists are a valuable extension to your own obstetrician. They provide an added level of safety because they only see patients who are in the hospital and are 100 percent focused on those patients throughout the entire birth experience, from labor through post-partum care. And being able to respond immediately to obstetrical emergencies can improve outcomes for both mother and baby.
Our hospital-based physicians are available 24/7/365 to deliver your baby should you not have a regular doctor, if you’re visiting from out of town and go into labor, or if your own doctor is not available in time. Of course, if your regular OB/GYN has privileges, he or she can deliver your baby at WakeMed North, just like at any other acute care hospital. We ensure all of this because we know your safety, comfort, and confidence are critical during this special life event.
Learn more about the OB Hospitalist program at WakeMed North from Dr. Seth Brody (right), executive medical director of the Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North. He explains all the details about the program and why it is so beneficial for patients as well as OB/GYNs throughout our community. Plus, learn more about each of the hospitalists that will be a part of the OB Hospitalist team at WakeMed North:
Dr. Karen Bash, Director of the OB Hospitalist Service at WakeMed North
Community Grand Opening for WakeMed North
Join us for our community open house event on May 9 – learn more! We hope to see you there.