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WakeMed News Releases

September 17, 2014
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is pleased to announce a new partnership with Baby+Company in the development of a stand-alone maternity center in Cary, N.C. When it opens in October, the Cary Baby+Company will be Wake County’s first stand-alone birthing center, conveniently located across from WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Freestanding birthing centers are the fastest growing segment in maternity care nationwide, and while the number of women interested in an out-of-hospital birthing experience is still small, it too is growing.

Baby+Company owns and operates boutique maternity centers, designed for women who seek an alternative to a hospital-based birth. The experience brings together the best elements of a highly personalized, birth experience along with the benefits of a partnership with a leading local health system like WakeMed should advanced care services be needed at any time during pregnancy or delivery.

Baby+Company‘s staff of certified nurse midwives offer high-touch pre-conception, pre-natal, labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn care in addition to wellness and educational support that includes yoga, pre- and post-natal massage, childbirth and newborn care education as well as new mom groups and more.

Medical direction will be provided by Lisa Grana, MD, of Triangle Physicians for Women. Birthing mothers will have the added security of being near WakeMed Cary Hospital should the need for a higher level of care be required.

“Recognizing that women and their families want access to a wide range of quality birthing options, WakeMed looks forward to working closely with Baby+Company as they build a presence in this area,” comments Donald Gintzig, WakeMed president and CEO. “Building partnerships is a key element in our strategic direction. As Wake County’s leader in women’s health, this partnership provides a great opportunity for WakeMed to ensure that mothers-to-be who are interested in in a birthing experience at a freestanding center receive high quality care. Baby+Company was coming to this market and the value of WakeMed as a health system partner made sense as we continue to meet the needs of all families.”

Dr. Lisa Grana, OB/GYN with Triangle Physicians for Women in Cary and medical director for Baby+Company adds, “By working closely with Triangle Physicians for Women and WakeMed, Baby+Company gives women the added security of a leading physician group and a hospital should the need arise.”

The Birth Center is located at 226 Ashville Avenue. The center will accept all major insurance plans. An open house on October 4th, 2014, will provide the public with opportunities to tour the center and meet the Baby+Company midwives.www.babyandcompany.com/openhouse

Plans are underway for additional sites in this area. Once in full operation, the Cary center is expected to accommodate approximately 380 deliveries annually.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 896-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians, and the more than 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

About Baby+Company
Baby+Company owns and operates boutique maternity centers, designed for women who seek an alternative to a hospital-based birth. We focus on providing an exceptional level of personalized care, led by our Certified Nurse Midwives who are available 24x7 in person, via email, or for scheduled mobile video appointments.

Baby+Company centers offer a luxurious, high-end design, combining comfort and safety with a commitment to environmentally friendly materials. We provide the service levels of a boutique hotel, the comforts of home, and an experience that is relaxing and personal. Clinical excellence and safety are first and foremost. Clinical care is led by our Certified Nurse Midwives, under the Medical Direction of carefully selected local physician partners. Baby+Companypartners with leading hospitals and health systems to provide a seamless transition to medical services as needed, including Cesarean Section, ensuring continuity of care for our patients before, during and after birth.

Expectant or new moms can access a variety of additional services atBaby+Company all designed around them, such as scheduled video appointments with their midwife via mobile phone, shared health records available on the web or mobile which the patient not only contributes to, but owns after delivery, and online or mobile scheduling. We offer a retail selection of carefully curated goods, content and newsletters from our network of experts, and a full range of wellness and educational services including: pre and postnatal yoga, nutritional counseling, childbirth education, lactation support and more. Baby+Company aims to redefine the maternity experience in America, and will be opening in cities in across the United States. For more information, visit www.babyandcompany.com or email info@babyandcompany.com.

About Triangle Physicians for Women
Triangle Physicians for Women offers the best of both worlds in providing full scope obstetrical and gynecologic care. The practice is a unique practice with Certified Nurse Midwives working in collaboration with Board certified Obstetricians and Gynecologists for women of all ages and stages of their lives. 600 New Waverly Place, Suite 310, Cary, NC (919) 678-6900.
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