There are six designated regional perinatal centers throughout Georgia. Within each region, every hospital is given a designated level of care based on the services it provides. Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is the regional perinatal center for southeast Georgia. The neonatal services at MUMC are designated Level III, meaning they are the highest level of perinatal services for pregnant women and babies.
As a regional perinatal center, MUMC also provides consultation and transport for patients as needed and educational support for other hospitals in the region. The perinatal/neonatal outreach coordinators at MUMC assess the needs of the hospitals in their region and develop educational plans to address those needs.
The following hospitals are part of the southeast Georgia region, along with MUMC.
Level II hospitals are specialty hospitals that care for mothers and infants that have some risk factors but do not require the intensive observation of a Level III hospital.
Level I hospitals care for mothers and infants with minimal risk factors. These hospitals must be prepared to provide emergency care to mothers and infants with unexpected problems.