How to find us:
The Turner Maternal & Infant Care Center is located in the Burkett Building at the corner of Burleyson Road and Broadrick Drive.
Each month, nearly 200 mothers-to-be choose Hamilton Medical Center’s Maternal & Infant Care Center for a unique, life-changing event: their baby’s birth.
And with good reason. The Turner Maternal & Infant Care Center combines state-of-the-art medical technology with the comforts of home and the latest in birthing options, located in the most attractive birthing center in North Georgia.
Rest assured that your baby will be in good hands. The staff of highly-skilled nurses and infant care specialists will give your baby the highest level of individualized care. And, should your newborn have special medical needs at birth, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Team can provide the essential care that is needed.
Talk With Me Baby Program
Hamilton is participating in Talk With Me Baby, a national program designed to help young parents and family members understand the importance of talking and communicating with their newborn babies. The hardcover books show families in various everyday settings interacting with their children – while folding clothes, during bath time, out on a walk or other activities.
Hamilton is the first hospital system in Georgia to have its staff fully trained in Talk With Me Baby and the first to distribute books to parents.
“Parents of babies born at Hamilton need to know that their baby’s brain begins to develop and grow from the moment they arrive,” said Suzanne Harbin, director of the Early Childhood Initiative in Dalton. “The first three years of life are most important – babies’ brains are developing faster at that point than at any other time in their lives.”
Reading, talking and singing to a child are some of the best ways to assure that a baby’s brain develops to its fullest potential. The stronger a baby’s brain is developed, the easier it is for that child to learn and be ready for school at age 4 and 5.
“When babies are born at Hamilton, it is our first and often only chance to talk with the parents,” Harbin said. “We lose touch with the children until they arrive for school at age 5. By making sure that families leave Hamilton with the tools and knowledge they need to help their babies grow, we put them on the road to healthy, vibrant lives. It is so important for families to gain this knowledge early, before they even leave the hospital!”
Learn more about our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit • NICU
Ask your OB/GYN physician for a copy of Hamilton’s ‘The Bottom Line On Babies.’ This book will help you prepare for your baby’s delivery at Hamilton. Additional copies can be obtained by calling Marketing at 706.272.6114.