Award-winning care close to home
The mothers who have delivered babies at Williamson Medical Center have spoken, and the result of that patient feedback is two prestigious accolades for our extremely popular OB, NICU and maternity departments.
We have been given a Women’s Choice Award and named one of America’s Best Hospitals in Obstetrics for the second year in a row! In addition, our maternity department has received the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
“We couldn’t be more proud of these designations,” said Janet Meadows, WMC’s director of Perinatal Nursing and NICU. “We have an amazing team in this department who love what they do and we certainly love that our new moms feel the same way. Being able to serve this community and the surrounding areas with amazing maternity services is so important to us.”
At Williamson Medical Center, we know that bringing a new life into this world is a precious and amazing miracle and one small way we like to celebrate each one of these new arrivals is with our lullaby chimes. Each time a baby is born, a sibling or family member gets to push the button that sounds the chimes throughout the hospital for everyone to hear. It’s hard not to smile when you hear the lullaby over the loudspeaker – sometimes twice in a row, signaling twins!
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (OB NICU) is another reason our maternity department continues to gain accolades from moms who deliver here. With a full-time neonatologist, combined with a team of neonatal nurse practitioners and other specially trained nurses, our littlest ones are provided top-notch care until they are able to go home with their families.
WMC is equipped for high-risk births, such as multiples or births with complications. And with our spacious birthing suites, you will experience the birthing process in a comfortable, private environment.
Parents are encouraged to keep their new baby in their room as much as possible to promote the healthiest start for their little one. Rooming-in gives new parents the opportunity to learn how to care for their infant, with the professional assistance of our nursing staff. A nursery nurse also is available to provide rest and comfort to the new mom.
At Williamson Medical Center, we know the birthing experience is important to each member of your family, which is why we encourage a strong partnership between the family and our team of medical providers. You tell us who needs to be involved in the birthing process and we will work with you to make sure the experience is safe and memorable for everyone.
Williamson Medical Center has evolved into offering room service to our patients instead of delivering a pre-determined meal at a specified time. You know when you are hungry and what you are hungry for. Simply browse the complete menu and pick up the phone and dial our room service concierge. One of our team members will deliver exactly what you want — when you want it. No more staring at green Jell-o or cold peas that just don’t sound good at the moment.
Lactation services are available to assist mothers who choose to breastfeed. Mothers can receive special instruction on the best ways to hold their babies, correct latching techniques and more.
Professional Photography Available
The first moments of your new baby’s life are so precious and we want to help you capture those in the moment. We work with Bella Baby Photography to offer family and baby portraits. A photographer will visit your room to schedule a session if you desire to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, email Bella Baby at email@example.com.
Caring for your baby begins long before your baby is born. Early care by an obstetrician can help prevent or identify potential problems. If you think you are pregnant, we encourage you to see a doctor. If you do not have a physician, please call 615.435.5350 or click here for a complete directory of physicians. At WMC, you will receive comprehensive, family-oriented prenatal care from the time you become pregnant until you deliver your baby. Williamson Medical Center is proud to offer residents pediatrics care and OB NICU solutions.
Click the link to download our Baby’s On The Way flier with tips on many of the items you need during your delivery with us.
Childbirth Education Classes
We offer childbirth education classes as well as breastfeeding classes to anyone in the community planning to deliver at Williamson Medical Center. Click here for more information, to see class schedules and to pre-register for any of these classes.
A nurse-guided tour of our Obstetrics Unit, including our birthing suites, is available every Sunday at 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary. To participate in our guided tour, please stop by the nurses’ station on the second floor at least 10 minutes before the tour is set to begin.
Car Seat Inspection/Installation
Several local agencies provide year-round inspection and installation services, to make sure your child’s car seat is meeting state and national safety regulations. Please click here to find an agency and make an appointment.