Then and Now: 30 Years of Labor & DeliveryAug 9, 2016
When the first baby was born at East Cooper Medical Center thirty years ago, there was no operating room in labor and delivery. Women had to be transported to an entirely different floor in the case of an emergency. Today, there's an operating room right down the hall, and any necessities required for emergency situations are nearby.
In 1986, local mom-to-be, Patsy Washington went into labor. Her doctor told her to meet him at the nearest hospital, which happened to be East Cooper. "It was a frightening experience,” says Patsy. “When I arrived, I found out I had to go through surgery." Dr. Osborne, board-certified OB/GYN on staff at East Cooper, performed a successful emergency C-section. "Patsy was a regular labor and delivery patient, but her baby was in trouble," says Dr. Osborne. "Fortunately, we were able to take care of this emergency situation, and everything turned out fine. As long as we have a healthy mom and baby, we're happy."
For almost 40 years, Granger C. Osborne, M.D., has been providing obstetric and gynecological services in the Charleston area. He joined Lowcountry OB/GYN when the practice started in 1986. Dr. Osborne delivered the very first baby at East Cooper Medical Center.
"Since our opening over 30 years ago, we have viewed each day as an opportunity to improve upon what we accomplished the day before," says Dr. Osborne. "This helps ensure that we're able to deliver healthy babies with minimal complications."
East Cooper's first baby, Andrea Washington, turned 30 this year along with the hospital. She is a proud mother herself and has lived in the area her entire life.