Cone Health's new Women's & Children's Center in Greensboro opened to the public this past weekend. Current patients at the healthcare company's Women's Hospital were moved by ambulance to the new location. 

A hospital move can be a big deal; there are a lot of logistics to consider. Chief Nursing Officer Sue Pedaline with Cone Health says they've been planning this move for about two years and are focusing on safely transporting their current patients: women and newborn babies.

“In the ambulance themselves, they'll be accompanied by our own nurses or doctors depending on what their medical needs are," she says. "For example, on our list, [it] would indicate if they have special equipment that needs to go with them or if they need an interpreter to make sure the communication is as complete as possible.”

The new $100-million facility includes an expanded neonatal intensive care unit as well as upgrades to operating rooms.

Pedaline says the center, which is attached to Moses Cone hospital, will also mean easier access to additional care should a mother or infant require it.

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