After touring and blogging about many hospitals and options for birth in Rhode Island, we decided to add an extra bonus stop on our 4 Hospitals in 4 Weeks tour – here is our blog review on South County Hospital!
- I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – having the flexibility of a private tour was awesome. I called the hospital at noon, and they were able to fit me in for a tour by one.
- If you are in labor, you are examined on the maternity floor. You do not need to sit and wait in a general waiting area or triage.
- Very few births each day, which means you could possibily recieve more attention from the staff.
- Your laboring room is the one and only room you stay in throughout your hospital stay.
- Private shower in each room.
- Extra seating in rooms, can fit at least four visitors comfortably.
- Great reputation. I know several people who delivered at South County, and they rave about their experience.
- Very clean, and everything looked new.
- That tub room, oh that tub room! I daydream about taking a trip down to South County just to see it again!
What I felt was lacking:
- “Far Away” in many Rhode Islanders’ opinions, generally if you live north of East Greenwich. If people live closer to another hospital, they most likely choose it over South County.
- If my tiny baby needed serious attention, he would not stay at South County. He would have to be transferred to Women & Infants, which is 30-40 mins away.
- Did not see a security officer on the maternity wing, nor did we need to be buzzed in. However, the nurse did tell us that each baby’s umbilical cord clamp had a tracking device, and if they were to pass a sensor on the floor, all doors would be locked and an alarm would go off.
Overall, we were very pleased with South County Hospital, and the private tour. I can see why so many people in the southern area of the state decide to birth there!
Have you ever been to South County Hospital? What do you think about the Tub Room?