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Published on January 10, 2019

It’s a Center!

Community delivers name of addition to Moses Cone Hospital.

The people have spoken. Childbirth, obstetrical care and other services at Cone Health Women’s Hospital will move this fall to the South Tower of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Women's Center Artist Rendering

Cone Health Women's & Children's Center at Moses

Cone Hospital

It will officially be called “Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital.” It is a name chosen by health care consumers. 

“Since it opened on Nov. 5, 1990, the name ‘Women’s Hospital’ has held a special place in this community,” says Cone Health CEO Terry Akin. “With so many great memories and strong emotional attachments, we thought the community deserved a say in what we will call the place that will serve women and their children for the next 30 years.”

To come up with the name, Cone Health surveyed 400 consumers on their thoughts on various words describing the project. A team of obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, neonatologists and employees took the consumer preferences and created potential names. Consumers were asked about the names in additional surveys. They strongly chose “Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital” as their favorite. 

The name reflects a first for Cone Health. All children’s services provided in a hospital (delivery, intensive care for newborns, intensive care for children and an emergency department just for children) are in the same location. The intensive care unit for newborns will feature 45 private rooms for baby and families. That is a first in this area. And if a mom also needs medical care while her baby does, couplet care will now make it possible for them to share the same room. 

Construction of the 196,000-square-foot addition is on time and on budget. Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital should be completed late summer. It opens this fall.

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