Trident Health to consolidate obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical Center on July 9

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Trident Health has announced the consolidation of obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical will take place on July 9.

According to a news release from Trident Health, combining highly qualified clinicians and board-certified physicians, a comprehensive range of services for women and children, and facility resources onto one campus signals a landmark moment for the health system in caring for Lowcountry women and children. In 2018, Trident Health delivered almost 2,800 babies.

Trident Medical Center will end obstetric and neonatal services on Monday, July 8. A support team of physicians and clinicians will be in place at Trident Medical Center for laboring moms who arrive at the facility for emergency care.

Summerville Medical Center recently completed a $53 million expansion in advance of the consolidation that provides patients with the highest quality care and the comforts of home. The new women’s and neonatal unit features a two story tower with 30 private postpartum rooms, 12 labor and delivery rooms, a 16-bed Level II neonatal ICU, Emergency Department OB suite, C-section suite, and more than $10 million in state-of-the-art technology.

“This is a significant milestone for Trident Health and for our Lowcountry families,” said Dr. Beth Cook, Chief Medical Officer for Summerville Medical Center and local OB/GYN. “We are honored to expand the excellent care we can provide our moms and babies.”

Lisa Valentine, Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center, said the growth happening at Summerville Medical Center is reflective of the growth of the Lowcountry region. “Summerville Medical Center is growing our facility, our services and our team so that moms and babies can receive excellent care in their own community,” Valentine said. “We are honored to have the most experienced providers of maternity and newborn care here at Summerville Medical Center.”