Parkridge East Hospital announced today 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.

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