When the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital opens, it will provide a critically important new space for women, mothers and newborn babies. The Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion, located on the fourth floor of the new hospital, will handle the toughest, most complex pregnancies and neonatal care. The pavilion will bring together a team of specialists and state-of-the-art equipment, while providing the necessary space to ensure that mothers and babies—and their families—can remain together throughout their hospital stays.

The pavilion will feature 29 mother-baby rooms, where our leading pediatric specialists, obstetricians and maternal fetal medicine specialists can care for newborns and their mothers before, during and after delivery. The pavilion includes 12 labor and delivery rooms, two operating rooms for C-sections and five high-risk antepartum rooms – all housed within a therapeutic environment. A family waiting room will provide an inviting place for loved ones to gather during deliveries, surgeries or other procedures.

This space grew from the generosity and commitment to family of MUSC champions Pearl and Frank Tourville. The Orangeburg couple recognized that a gift to the new hospital would benefit generations of families across the state, and they especially appreciated the pavilion’s dedication keeping families together during treatment. “It’s not just about doctors and the right equipment,” Mrs. Tourville said. “For the babies and children, it will be good to have a space where parents and grandparents can be with them.”

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