Baptist Health Births A New Women’s Center At Conway Hospital

CONWAY, Ark. – With the same anticipation as a baby reveal party, the opening of the women’s center at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway is finally here. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Baptist Health Women’s Center-Conway will be introduced to the public with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The event will be held in the lobby of the 50,000-square-foot women’s center, which is conveniently connected to the hospital. The $20 million facility was constructed with the help of GSR Andrade, Bernhard TME and CDI. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the public will have an opportunity to tour the new center until 1 p.m.

“This is yet another exciting milestone on this new campus as we continue to add services for our patients,” said Joanie White-Wagoner, vice-president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. “We’ve not only built a beautiful facility that will make every family proud, but we’re introducing laborists to our community taking delivery of babies to another level of care.”

A laborist is a board-certified obstetrician who is on-site and available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The laborist can evaluate the progress of an expectant mom’s labor and react to any complications if need. This constant presence makes childbirth safer for women and babies.

“As a laborist in Little Rock, I’ve seen first hand how this program has saved lives, and I’m so honored to be able to be a part of this new delivery of care for the Conway community,” said Dr. Richard Wyatt, a board certified obstetrician and laborist.

In addition to having laborists, Baptist Health Women’s Center-Conway will have a Level II specialty care nursery.

Other amenities include two jacuzzi tubs to ease the discomfort of the labor process. However, water births will not be performed. SMART beds and integrated digital signage outside the patient rooms, both used in the medical center, will be also be utilized.

Because of a generous monetary gift for the women’s center, the lobby will be named in honor of local Conway business woman Rhea Lana.

As a reminder, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. with tours available until 1 p.m. The women’s center will officially open for patients on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 a.m.

With more than 175 points of access, including nine hospitals, Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system committed to delivering “All Our Best” to Arkansans. To learn more about Baptist Health or to schedule an appointment with an obstetrician delivering in Conway, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.