The Gift of Life – A Priority at
McLeod Regional Medical Center

McLeod Women’s Services is located in the McLeod Pavilion in Florence. Our dedicated care teams provide a warm and inviting experience before, during, and after the birth of your child. We care for high-risk pregnancies and house the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care units.

To make sure your newborn gets the best care possible, our Pediatric Hospitalists care for baby from delivery to discharge.

Get more information on all our maternity offerings at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Maternity care is also offered at our locations in: Clarendon, Dillon and Loris.


  • Keeping Mom & Baby Safe and Sound

    McLeod Health is home to the very best specialists. Our team provides the advanced care you and your baby need — even when things don’t go exactly as planned. We care for high-risk pregnancies and offer the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care units.

  • A Caring Labor & Delivery Experience

    McLeod Women’s Services is located in the McLeod Pavilion and offers:

    • The region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care unit
    • Spacious Labor & Delivery Suites
    • Family-Centered Care where baby rooms in with you
    • Infant Security System
    • Excellent Pre-Term Labor & High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Baby Friendly®

    As a Baby-Friendly hospital, McLeod Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. This designation also indicates that McLeod Regional Medical Center supports and promotes the importance of mother and infant bonding through skin-to-skin – placing baby on mom’s bare chest soon after delivery – and rooming-in (keeping the baby in the room with his parents during the hospital stay). While these practices promote bonding, skin-to-skin and rooming-in also offer many health benefits to both the mom and her baby.

  • Maternity Education Classes

    To make your birth experience as positive as possible, we offer a variety of maternity education classes on childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, baby care/postpartum care, family and friends CPR, safe sleep, child passenger safety.

    We also offer maternity tours so you can see where you will deliver, ask nurses questions, and learn about breastfeeding help.

    To sign up for a maternity education class or tour, call
    (843) 777-2005.

    View 2024 maternity education classes.

  • McLeod Resource Center Holds a Wealth of Information for New Mothers

    Looking for support and education on the parenting experience? Hospital grade Medela breast pumps and pumps for daily or occasional use? The Resource Center, located on the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus in the gray Victorian House, known as the Levy House (927 East Day Street, Florence) has these and other essential materials for breastfeeding. For more information call (843) 777-2890.

  • Nurse-Family Partnership Empowers First-Time, Low-Income Mothers

    This is a special program of nurse home visits that improves pregnancy outcomes, as well as child health and development. Results are impressive. Some 90% of babies born were born full term and 89% were at a healthy weight. Learn More.

  • Safe Sleep

    When putting an infant to sleep, make sure they are:

    Alone. Not with you in bed or in a chair.
    On their Back. Always place your baby on their back when sleeping.
    In a Crib. Not in a car seat or on the couch. Remove all loose bedding, blankets, bumper pads, and stuffed animals. These are known as the ABC’s of Safe Sleep.


    McLeod Regional Medical Center is a Gold Safe Sleep Champion, the highest designation of the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program.

    This achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by promoting safe sleep practices and education on infant sleep safety.

    Click here for more information.

  • Women’s Pelvic Health Requires a Unique Focus You’ll Find at McLeod

    At some point in their lifetime, most women will experience pelvic health issues, such as incontinence, fibroids, endometriosis or pelvic organ prolapse. At McLeod Health, our OB/GYNs and women’s services staff are dedicated to providing you the help you need with these very personal issues. We’re here to help – let’s talk.

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  • Pediatric Hospitalists Provide Specialized Care.

    To make sure your newborn gets the very best care, we have a specialized team of Pediatric Hospitalists providing newborn care for your baby’s entire stay. Pediatric Hospitalists are Board Certified Pediatricians who specialize in the care of hospitalized babies and children. Should your baby need the services of specialty pediatricians (Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Neurologist, or Neonatologist), the Pediatric Hospitalist will work closely with those specialists to ensure your baby receives the needed specialty care.


    Upon admission to the hospital, before you deliver your baby, you will be asked to choose a private doctor to care for your baby when he or she goes home. The Pediatric Hospitalist will ensure a smooth transition into your doctor’s private practice. The hospital records will be sent to the office so your private doctor has all the details of your baby’s hospital stay.

    Benefits of Pediatric Hospitalists:

    • They are readily available to the patient
    • They understand the hospital’s procedures and staff allowing them to quickly obtain test results, call in other specialists, and seamlessly coordinate care.
    • They have special skills for managing serious illnesses.
  • Best of the Pee Dee Awards


    Best OB/GYN
    Dr. Gary Emerson

    Best Women’s Health
    Care Center

    McLeod OB/GYN Associates

    Best Place to Have a Baby
    McLeod Regional
    Medical Center


    Best Orthopedist
    Dr. Albert Gilpin

    Best Pediatrician
    Dr. Benjamin Elder

    Best Pediatric Endocrinology Provider
    Lisa Woodberry, FNP