Smoky Mountain OB/GYN Associates raised $2,000 for the New Generations Family Birthing Center through their Boo-ti-ful Babies Benefit.
The birthing center is a $3-million renovation of the mother and baby section on the third floor of MedWest-Harris. Plans include increasing the number of available labor and delivery rooms, implementing new technology and offering a specific operating room for Caesarean sections.
Nearly 700 babies are born each year at MedWest-Harris. The Boo-ti-ful Babies Benefit, one of many, helped raise proceeds to help the MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation construct the birthing center set to begin in the second half of 2013.
To continue raising money, the MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation is now selling 2-foot tall Curly the Bear stuffed animals for $20 each.