As our population grows, so does the need for advanced health care. Building and renovating facilities, adding advanced technology and establishing innovative programs are no longer a “want,” but a “need” to respond to our community.

More babies are born at TMC than at any other area hospital—nearly 6,000 per year. We are projecting that number will increase by 10 percent over the next five years.

Women services are currently spread throughout the medical center without a centralized access point. Research has shown that consolidating women’s healthcare services and providing a separate entrance increases efficiency, enhances privacy and most importantly improves quality outcomes that are conducive to quicker healing and recovery time. Hospitals across the country are striving to keep up with the latest technological advances in women’s healthcare. TMC will need to make significant investments to continue to provide cutting-edge technology and health care options to our patients.

To address these needs the board, physicians and executive leadership have approved a plan to accomplish the following:

  • Enlarge, centralize and enhance a comprehensive range of women’s inpatient services—including obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic oncology.
  • Transform the hospital’s southeast entrance and lobby into a more welcoming and comfortable environment with improved signage.
  • Designate a da Vinci Surgical System—the most advanced robotic device available for minimally invasive procedures—for women’s gynecological procedures.
  • Create a new evaluation area for expectant mothers with private rooms conveniently located at the entrance of the Women’s Center.
  • Expand and remodel the pre-op, post-op and surgical suites to accommodate leading-edge technology and equipment.
  • Provide four additional labor, delivery and recovery suites.
  • Enhance privacy and convenience throughout the facility.
  • Increase efficiency so physicians, nurses and other caregivers can spend more time with patients.
  • Infuse the Childers Women’s Center with an aesthetically appealing, peaceful atmosphere for and about women that promotes healing and wellness.

As hospitals across the country strive to keep up with the latest technological advances in women's health care, TMC needs to make significant investments to continue to provide leading-edge technology and health care options to our patients. That's why TMC has embarked on an ambitious $12.5 million campaign to open the Joel M. Childers, M.D., Women's Center in 2016.

Click Childers Capital Campain to make your contribution today.

To learn more about naming opportunities and other giving opportunities, please contact Michael J. Duran, TMC Foundation vice president & chief development officer via email or at (520) 324-3116.