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said she enjoyed the newness of the facility and thought staffing was superb. “I have full faith in their staff and their abilities,” she said. She is excited to see who the first Mount Pleasant baby of 2012 will be. “I think that’s awesome. I think you might have some ladies doing some walks on New Year’s Eve trying to bring on labor,” she commented. East Cooper Medical


Center prides itself on being what it calls “the baby hospital.” Lisa Pinion, director of women’s services, main- tains that outstanding physicians and nurses, along with a culture of hospitality, have created a name for the hospital’s maternity services. “Te team at East Cooper Medical Center is honored by its reputation and has made a serious commitment to offering maternity services that


discharged from the hospital. Te hospital partners with


the Medical University of South Carolina to staff itself with board-certified MUSC-affiliat- ed neonatologists. East Cooper maintains that it provides the highest level of neonatal care in Mount Pleasant. In addition, East Cooper


A maternity suite/labor room at East Cooper Medical Center.


exceed expectations,” said Pinion. Te hospital features a Level II neonatal nursery – providing lifesaving care for late-preterm infants or those with medical complications – that operates with the understanding that these babies need a special place and unique care to help them grow, heal and feel loved. Te Rest Easy program enables mom and dad to stay close to their infant – even after mom has been


Medical Center offers lacta- tion consultants, pharmacists and specialized dietitians to help with the nutritional needs of babies and their mothers. But will it claim the distinction of wel- coming Mount Pleasant’s New Year’s baby? “Yes, I think we will win, given the number of babies born each year at East Cooper – about 1,600 annually – and the number of physicians who deliver here,” said Kari Davis, director of mar- keting and physician relations. “My bet


is on East Cooper Medical Center.” continued on page 22


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