GREENSBORO, N.C. — After four years of waiting, Cone Health finally opened the doors of it's brand new MedCenter for women this morning.
This state of the art Med Center for women, welcomed it's first patients today, just minutes from Cone Health's main campus.
This new facility is ready to help make health care more accessible for women all across the Triad.
Walidah Karim-Rhoades is the director of Cone's MedCenter for women. She's excited about what this new facility will mean for the health of every single women in our area.
"I think the most important aspect is being able to provide high quality care as well as addressing disparities in health care...Those other things that impact a woman's health like nutrition, transportation, housing, and how we can provide wrap around services to address those."
So how does this differ from Cone's Women's Hospital? Well, Karim-Rhoades has an answer for that question too.
"The MedCenter for women is primarily an outpatient practice. So what it does is, this is were the family and the women will go prior to delivering. So what happens in this space is so essential and crucial to that last step. Because if you don't better the woman's health while she's pregnant, then that can lead to negative outcomes in birth."
Director Karim-Rhoades also has a special message for every woman out there reading this.
"If you're in need of services beginning at tweens all the way up through older life, this center is here for you. We have services that can support your behavior health, nutrition, mental state, and we can all do it in one building, and it can give you the services you need and the services you desire."
If you need to get in contact with Cone Health's MedCenter for women, I've attached a link for you here.