We deliver more babies than all area hospitals combined. Since 1999, Universityâ€™s Womenâ€™s Center has been a clear leader among consumers for obstetrics and gynecology in an independent survey conducted annually by the National Research Corporation.
At University, we know every mother and baby is unique. Thatâ€™s why we provide individualized care and the expertise that comes from delivering more babies than anyone else in the region.
And we never forget that the most important baby is yours.
Obstetrics & Gynecology The diverse staff of physicians who practice at Universityâ€™s Womenâ€™s Center is dedicated to the needs of women of all ages from adolescence to post-menopause. With hundreds of years of combined experience and expertise, our highly trained and passionately loyal maternity staff is committed to making your stay special. Many members of our staff have achieved national certification in their specialties.
The W.G. Watson, M.D., Womenâ€™s Center provides the highest quality of care in our community for women and their families. We value and support the involvement of women and their families in health care decisions and are committed to providing ongoing health education. We recognize that each woman is unique and pledge to individualize care to best meet her health care needs. We are proud of our strong commitments and service values, and cherish the opportunity to make a positive difference in each life we touch.
We are equipped to meet the individual needs of our patients. n Level III Special Care Nursery and family waiting area for
n State-of-the-art infant security system
n Physicians who specialize in gynecological oncology
premature births or babies with special needs
n Level III Perinatal Center for
n Newborn nursery with indirect
n Celebrations! â€“ A dedicated gift
sunlight, proven vital for infant
shop in the Womenâ€™s Center for
new parents and their families
high-risk pregnancies n Centrally located, 20-bassinet n On-floor operating suites
dedicated exclusively to women
directly to physician offices
featuring breast-feeding support from certified lactation
n The da Vinci Robotic Surgical n Fetal monitoring system linked
n On-site Lactation Center
System for the latest technologically advanced surgical options
Patient Choice Having a baby is a special event that involves personal preferences. The W.G. Watson, M.D., Womenâ€™s Center reflects the careful planning that comes from putting patients and families first. The result is a childbirth experience personalized for you and your baby. Choices and special touches include:
n Fully equipped labor, delivery,
n Newborn Birthday Bell
recovery and postpartum
announces each birth
throughout the hospital
n The option to have your newborn stay in your room
n The option to stay an additional day after discharge if your baby is in the Special
n Dedicated Womenâ€™s Center elevator and direct admission for expectant mothers
Care Nursery, depending on bed availability
Our comprehensive education program is designed to help you make informed decisions. Programs are tailored to first-time mothers and fathers and returning parents wanting to brush up on their skills. Classes are held on-site throughout the year so you can become better acquainted with our staff and facilities. Call 706-774-2825 to register.
Our educational services include:
n Free breast-feeding support provided by lactation
GESTATIONAL DIABETES PROGRAM
counselors for inpatients and outpatients by appointment
Universityâ€™s Gestational Diabetes Program (diabetes during pregnancy) is taught by Certified
n Extensive childbirth education
Diabetes Educators and individualized to your
classes and support groups,
needs. You will receive instruction on blood
which are free to the
sugar testing, healthy eating, interpretation of
food labels, exercise and what you can do to help keep your blood sugars at a normal level
n Individual mother, baby and family education during your stay
during your pregnancy. Blood sugar levels are important for a healthy baby. Learn how to decrease your future risk of Type 2 diabetes, how
n Born to Read program
gestational diabetes will affect future pregnancies and what to expect after your delivery. For more information, call Diabetes Services at 706-868-3241.
A confident childbirth experience begins with information.
Breast Health Center
University’s Breast Health Center offers a comprehensive array of well-coordinated breast health services, including education, diagnostic testing, treatment options and support. Providing care with dignity in a supportive environment is the first step to restoring health.
BUDDY CHECK 6SM
CAT’S PAJAMAS BOUTIQUE
Equipped with state-of-the-art
University’s Buddy Check 6SM breast
This women’s boutique offers breast
digital mammography, University’s
health education program provides
prostheses and post-mastectomy
Mobile Mammography Unit visits
ongoing classes on breast self
bras and camisoles, surgical bras,
convenient locations throughout
exams (BSE) and promotes early
mastectomy swimwear, lingerie,
the CSRA offering screening
detection through BSE, annual
hats, wigs, turbans, scarves, jewelry
mammography to women who
clinical exams and mammography.
and gifts. All fittings are conducted
may not otherwise schedule this
To sign up, call 706-774-4141 or toll
by a certified professional in a
potentially lifesaving test.
comfortable, private setting.
Heart & Vascular Services Understanding that men and women really are different at heart, University is the most comprehensive provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the region.
Each year, nearly twice as many women die of heart disease as from all forms of cancer. And 44 percent of women who have heart attacks die within a year. When it comes to heart disease, the best defense is a good offense. Thatâ€™s why University offers women a variety of services, classes, screenings and special events that encourage heart-healthy lifestyles.
For more information, log on to www.universityhealth.org/heart.
Our Mentor & Namesake Few people get to work among legends, but many of us at University Hospital were fortunate enough to experience just that. For the more than 60 years Dr. W. G. Watson walked the halls at University Hospital, he was a giant of a man. He helped introduce incredible advancements in care, all while urging those he mentored to continue to focus on â€œservice and kind wordsâ€? as the foundation with each patient and each other, every day. He was not shy to say that his priorities were first, God; second, his family and third, his work. We at University are dedicated to continuing his legacy of caring. Walter Gamewell Watson, M.D. 1910 - 2012
1350 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30901 706-774-2825 www.universityhealth.org/women