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100,000 Birthdays in Twenty One Years
Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) recently announced the 100,000th baby has been delivered at the Women’s Pavilion located in Lawrenceville. GMC’s Women’s Pavilion first opened its doors in April 1991 and each year since, has averaged approximately 5,000 births.
The daughter of Brian and Kimberley Baker, Lucy, was born on August 9, 2012 and weighed in at 7 lbs. and 8 oz. and was 20 inches long. This was the third child for the Bakers. Byron Dickerson, MD, was the attending physician.
While holding her new bundle of joy, Kimberley said it was a great surprise to have given birth to the 100,000th baby. “After researching hospitals prior to the birth of our first child, we landed at GMC,” said Brian. “While Lucy was the 100,000th baby delivered here, the exceptional treatment we received previously was no different.”
“As a leading obstetrics center in metro Atlanta, we are proud to be a part of this exciting experience for so many families,” said Carol Danielson, chief nursing officer, GMC. “Each day, the team strives to strike the perfect balance by offering life-saving technology along with a personalized, caring experience.”
During the center’s first full year in operation, 2,522 babies were delivered. Since that time the busiest year was 2008, when 6,332 babies were delivered at the Women’s Pavilion.
The Women’s Pavilion was developed to address the evolving needs of women over their lifetime, including advanced mammography and imaging services in the fight against breast cancer and extensive classes and education outlets for every stage of pregnancy. GMC’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit, also housed in the Women’s Pavilion, is staffed by specialists and staff members.
About Gwinnett Medical Center
Recognized by HealthGrades™ as America’s 100 Best Hospitals, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,200 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.