The birth of your child is the most special time of your life. Our obstetric family is eager to help you and your family have the best experience possible.
Our staff is specially trained to care for both you and your infant. Patients have consistently given our staff high scores on Press Ganey surveys, which measure quality of service and care. Last year, our staff helped deliver 1,300 babies.
For your convenience, the Women's Pavilion has a separate entrance and a dedicated driveway off North Street. A green awning covers the entry, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp is close by. When you need to be seen, you may check in at the registration desk inside the department.
Function, comfort and style
The Women's Pavilion has five labor and delivery suites, 16 postpartum rooms and 17 nursery beds. In a newly decorated reception area, family members and friends can wait in comfort and see the newborns through a nursery window. Visitors are welcome to complimentary apples. Original works of art are a special feature of the Women's Pavilion. Local artists have crafted rag dolls, and clay and wood sculptures for the reception area. And stained glass adorns unique window valances in all the patient rooms.
A healthy start
Our staff is trained to support you as you learn how to breastfeed. In addition, a lactation consultant is available for private consults during your hospital stay. Breastfeeding is easy, convenient and saves money, and it's as healthy for you as it is for your baby.
Mothers who breastfeed
- Shed extra pounds; it can burn 500 to 700 calories per day.
- Have less risk of developing breast, cervical cancer.
- Have less risk of hemorrhage after giving birth.
Babies who are breastfed
- Have fewer risks of respiratory and ear infections, meningitis and stomach illnesses.
- Have less risk of developing diabetes, allergies, eczema, colitis and childhood leukemia.
- Have better cognitive development. On average, breastfed babies score 8 to 9 points higher on IQ tests than babies who drink formula.
Having a baby is a life-changing event. To prepare moms, dads and siblings-to-be for the arrival of a newborn, our nurse educators offer the following classes:
- Childbirth education
- Sibling preparation
Extras for you
As a way of thanking you for choosing Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield, we have a few extras. They include a celebration dinner for two and a gift pack of baby items.
Visitors are welcome. If you would like to tour the Women's Pavilion, please call us. Come prepared to ask questions.
Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577