For more information about perinatal outreach education at Memorial Health University Medical Center, call (912) 350-3574
The perinatal outreach program at Memorial Health University Medical Center participates in a state-funded initiative to provide education and consulting for hospitals and birthing centers throughout southeast Georgia.
The outreach educators focus on the needs of the hospitals and individuals they serve. They teach healthcare providers how to care for and stabilize premature and critically ill infants so that they can be safely transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center. The perinatal outreach program offers annual courses in neonatal resuscitation, fetal monitoring, perinatal bereavement, neonatal intensive care, and neonatal transport. Other courses are offered on an as-needed basis.
Regional Neonatal Care
There are six designated regional perinatal centers throughout Georgia. Within each region, every hospital is given a designated level of care based on the services it provides. Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) is the regional perinatal center for southeast Georgia. The neonatal services at MHUMC are designated Level III, meaning they are the highest level of perinatal services for pregnant women and babies.
As a regional perinatal center, MHUMC also provides consultation and transport for patients as needed and educational support for other hospitals in the region. The perinatal/neonatal outreach coordinators at MHUMC assess the needs of the hospitals in their region and develop educational plans to address those needs.
Southeast Georgia Hospitals
The following hospitals are part of the southeast Georgia region, along with MUMC.
|Appling Healthcare System||Baxley||Level I|
|Bacon County Hospital||Alma||Level I|
|Coffee Regional Medical Center||Douglas||Level I|
|East Georgia Regional Medical Center||Statesboro||Level II|
|Liberty Regional Medical Center||Hinesville||Level I|
|Mayo Clinic Health System||Waycross||Level II|
|Meadows Regional Medical Center||Vidalia||Level I|
|Midwife Group and Birth Center||Savannah||Free-standing Birthing Center|
|Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick Campus||Brunswick||Level II|
|Southeast Georgia Health System – Camden Campus||St. Mary’s||Level I|
|St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System||Savannah||Level II|
|Wayne Memorial Hospital||Jesup||Level I|
|Winn Army Community Hospital||Ft. Stewart||Level I|
Level II hospitals are specialty hospitals that care for mothers and infants that have some risk factors but do not require the intensive observation of a Level III hospital.
Level I hospitals care for mothers and infants with minimal risk factors. These hospitals must be prepared to provide emergency care to mothers and infants with unexpected problems.