At the Birthplace at Palmetto Health Tuomey, it is the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have experienced caregivers taking care of you and your little one. It is the comfort and convenience of luxurious, private birthing suites that provide the utmost in personalized care to you during your labor, delivery and recovery.
Conveniently located in downtown Sumter and serving Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties, the Birthplace is a great place for your baby’s first moments.
Palmetto Health Tuomey Maternity Services
129 N. Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-CARE (2273)
Our obstetrical team is among the finest anywhere and is equipped to handle virtually any birthing situation, from routine to high risk, right here in Sumter. With nine delivery rooms and two dedicated operating rooms, we deliver more than 1,300 babies a year.
Laboring moms develop important relationships with their nurses, and we’ve got the very best right here at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Whether you are a mom who needs lots of reassurance or a mom who prefers a more private experience, you’ll get just what you need from our caring staff.
Sometimes, babies are born needing a little extra help adjusting to their new surroundings. That’s why Palmetto Health Tuomey’s Level II Neonatal Intermediate Care Nursery is here. A special consideration for those expecting twins or for babies born prematurely, our Level II Nursery is equipped to care for all but the most critically ill newborns. Should you need those services, you have access to the highest level of neonatal care through our connection to the larger Palmetto Health system.
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Because we want you to be comfortable, our spacious labor/delivery/recovery suites feature an extra-large private bath and shower, and each is furnished with a special birthing bed, a rocking chair, an armoire with a television and a telephone. Because each baby’s birth is a special moment worthy of celebration, “Brahms’ Lullaby” plays throughout the hospital each time a baby is born.
As a new mom, it is incredibly important that you be able to use your time at Palmetto Health Tuomey to rest and recover. We know you will need all the energy you can get in the days and nights to come, so we do what we can to make it easy for you while you are here. In your private suite, you can sleep, watch television or simply spend precious moments with your new baby. Your newborn will “room in” with you 24 hours a day. This safe, loving environment is overseen by registered nurses and pediatricians who monitor your baby and provide hands-on care.
As a special treat, we offer “room service” during the day and evening. Simply order from our extensive menu, and we’ll bring food right to your room at whatever time you specify.
Palmetto Health Tuomey is designated as a Baby-Friendly hospital, which means we promote breastfeeding through rooming-in, encouragement of skin-to-skin contact, and lactation support. Our internationally board-certified lactation experts can provide the encouragement and support you need to learn to breast-feed successfully, and our childbirth educators will answer any questions you have about caring for your little one once you return home.
If you have any questions about completing the worksheet for a birth certificate, please contact Joanna Barnes, Birth Certificate Clerk, in Health Information Management at 803-774-4717 or call the main HIM line at 803-774-8710.
We offer a complete range of services designed to help you and your family adjust to the challenges of a newborn. Our series of prenatal classes for mom include:
Our educational care doesn't stop after the birth of your child. Additional classes include Baby Basics, Taking Care of Yourself After Birth, Breastfeeding and Car Seat Installation.
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Our team is equipped to handle all situations with care and compassion. We have the technology and equipment to provide you and your baby with the best care, and we’re here for you every step of the way – from prenatal care to childbirth classes to delivery and beyond.