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Published on December 13, 2010

The Women's Hospital of Greensboro celebrates 20th anniversary

The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro is celebrating 20 years of serving the healthcare needs of women and their families.

As North Carolina’s first free-standing hospital dedicated to women, The Women’s Hospital has centralized care for women and new families in a location designed and staffed just for them. Since opening in November 1990, The Women’s Hospital has helped in the delivery of more than 100,000 babies (roughly equivalent to nearly half the population of the community) and consistently ranks among the top hospitals nationally in patient satisfaction.

A 20th anniversary celebration at the hospital’s Women’s Education Center recognized employees and volunteers, past and present. Speakers included Henry Smith III, MD, Chairman of the Moses Cone Health System Board of Trustees; Tim Rice, President and CEO of Moses Cone Health System; and Dennis Barry, CEO Emeritus and President during The Women’s Hospital’s early years. Robert Wein, MD, the hospital’s first chief of obstetric and gynecological services addressed the significance of The Women’s Hospital as a specialty facility for both women and the medical community. Notable guests including Jim Whiting and LaVonne Fisher, first vice president and director of nursing for The Women’s Hospital, respectively, provided anecdotes on the hospital’s 20 years of operation.

According to Cindy Farrand, President of The Women’s Hospital, in addition to meeting the needs of women and families during childbirth, demands for women’s healthcare in the community are increasing.

“Women’s health services and their expectations of what healthcare should be begin here at The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro,” said Farrand. “As the population ages, we will expand the role of The Women’s Hospital to include an even greater focus on mature women’s health services, such as women’s heart health and cancer care as well as minimally invasive gynecological surgery. To that end, we are fortunate to be able to provide a full continuum of care through Moses Cone Health System, including the Heart and Vascular Center and the Regional Cancer Center with its new Alight Breast Cancer Center opening next year.

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