Record-setting summer for WMC births
WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center is recording its busiest summer in history for baby deliveries.
According to Autumn Burnem, director of labor and delivery at WMC, the physicians of All About Women delivered more than 70 babies in August, more than any single month in the history of Weirton Medical Center, which opened its doors in 1953. Births at WMC nearly doubled during the summer months–keeping the WMC labor and delivery staff extremely busy.
In order to accommodate the rapid rise in baby deliveries, WMC is constructing a new labor and delivery room. Work on the additional room will be completed within the next several weeks.
“We are very busy and we really need to commend our doctors, nurses and midwife,” says Burnem. “Our team has worked around the clock to make certain our moms and babies receive the best possible care — before, during and after delivery. We are blessed to have the largest, most experienced staff of OB/GYNs in the region.”
One of the unique aspects of the growth in deliveries is that WMC is welcoming patients from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. AAW has offices in Weirton, New Cumberland, Chester and Imperial. WMC’s Weirton campus is home to the All About Women Suite, which is 9,000-square-feet and adjacent to the WMC BreastCare Center which, together, has become the all-women wing at WMC.
“When it comes to women’s health you can’t help but celebrate the enormous amount of growth we’ve experienced here and the community response has been incredible,” said Lisa Conti, executive vice president.