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Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center – Johnson City Medical Center
Birthing center visitation restrictions
To help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ballad Health hospitals have implemented new labor and delivery visitation restrictions, including:
- Allowing 1 patient-support person and 1 visitor per room*
- Engaging all visitors in screening protocols
- Limiting public entry points
*Visitors are not currently allowed in non-pediatric hospital departments. Please read more about these visitation restrictions.
About the Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center
When you come to the Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center at Johnson City Medical Center – whether for a natural birth or a high-risk delivery – you’ll find a team of experts committed to ensuring you and your family receive the very best birth experience possible.
In our family-centered environment, babies stay close to Mom throughout their stay.
Private birthing rooms
Our private suites are equipped with the latest in technology, as well as a soothing, comfortable environment.
Your birth plan
Our care team works with you to implement your personal birth plan, doing our very best to ensure that your birth experience is everything you hope it will be.
Level III NICU access
Along with ETSU OB/GYN physicians and Niswonger Children’s, we offer a comprehensive set of services for high-risk deliveries.
The Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center in Johnson City offers:
- High-risk delivery services
- Spacious and soothing labor and delivery suites
- A private family waiting room
- Mother-baby suites for after delivery, with family sleeping space and large bathrooms
- A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies requiring a higher level of care
- Birth plan support
- Breastfeeding support
Johnson City Medical Center is honored to host Quillen Fertility and Women’s Services. It is the only fertility clinic serving the Tri-Cities and northeast Tennessee region. And it’s one of the least expensive fertility service clinics in the Southeast.
The fertility clinic offers:
- Donor eggs
- Donor embryos
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Intrauterine insemination
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Ransom and staff also provide comprehensive organ-sparing treatment for infertility.
These services include operative laparoscopic and operative hysteroscopy, such as hysteroscopic myomectomy and resection of septums.
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) website posts a 50% success rate during 2010 and 2011 at the clinic for women under 35.
All staff doctors are members of SART.
Learn more about fertility services
For more information on the fertility and other services of Quillen Fertility and Women’s Services, go to www.etsuphysicians.com or call (423) 439-7246.
Contact the birthing center
To learn more about the Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center at Johnson City Medical Center, call (423) 431-6437.