W.G. Watson, MD, Women's Center

*Piedmont Augusta is a Level III designated NICU facility

Our reputation for providing quality care and advanced medical technologies has been proven over time. Our namesake and inspiration established a tradition of trust; Dr. W.G. Watson.


Our Philosophy and Mission

The W.G. Watson, MD, Women’s Center provides the highest quality of care for women and their families in our community.

We value and support the involvement of women and their families in healthcare decisions and are committed to providing ongoing health education. We recognize that each woman is unique and pledge to individualize care to best meet her healthcare needs.
We are proud of our strong commitments and service values and cherish the opportunity to make a positive difference in each life we touch.


Information and services are easily accessible, and there are people you can count on when you want answers. We are able to offer our patients:

  • Top-flight facility equipped to handle every level of care. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and medical professionals who believe every patient deserves special treatment daily
  • Childbirth education class instructors.
  • Continuing care after delivery with 24-hour telephone breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants
  • A full range of obstetrical and gynecological services for women of all ages and fully equipped, all-in-one labor and delivery suites, traditional birthing rooms and a Level III nursery staffed and equipped to care for high-risk and premature infants

Through the center's free Great Expectations Society, thousands of area families - more than any other area hospital - have prepared for the births of their babies and learned about infant care. W.G. Watson, MD, Women's Center is the largest in the area, with approximately 3,000 births annually.

We are the only area hospital with surgical operating suites devoted exclusively to women for Cesarean sections and women's surgery. 

Special Touches

Your childbirth experience will be as individual as you and your baby.  We have a patient-focused environment that offers you personal choices. The many added touches will make your healthcare experience positive.


Obstetrics and Gynecology

The 1999 opening of the W.G. Watson, MD, Women's Center represents our continued commitment to providing the latest medical technology and family-focused care. The enhancements at this facility, which are devoted entirely to women's health and wellness, include: 

  • 36 suites
  • 40-bed Level III NICU
  • Centrally located, 20-bassinet Newborn Nursery
  • Onsite Lactation Center 
  • Dedicated gynecological surgery suite


Gestational Diabetes Program

Piedmont Augusta's Gestational Diabetes Program (diabetes during pregnancy) is a two-hour class taught by our Certified Diabetes Educators. Small class sizes and individualized meal plans make the learning individualized to your own special needs. You will receive instructions on blood sugar testing, healthy eating, interpretation of food labels, exercise and how to help keep your blood sugars at a normal level during your pregnancy. Blood sugar levels are important for a healthy baby. Follow-up visits are included in the program, so changes can be made to your meal plan and goals as needed. Learn more about how to decrease your future risk of type 2 diabetes, how gestational diabetes will affect future pregnancies and what to expect after your delivery.

For more information, call Diabetes Services 706-868-3241.


Expert Treatment

Technologically advanced facilities and compassionate staff define our approach to healthcare. You can feel confident knowing that we have the medical expertise you need.

The physicians who practice at Piedmont Augusta save precious time treating their patients using the Epic Computer System. This innovative technology allows physicians to view patients' test results, prescribe medications and even monitor labor contractions from anywhere they have internet access. This means patients are on the road to treatment, delivery or recovery without delay.

With hundreds of years of combined experience and expertise, our highly trained and passionately loyal maternity staff is committed to making your stay special. Many members of our staff have achieved national certification in their specialties.

The diverse staff of physicians who practice at Piedmont Augusta's Women's Center is dedicated to the needs of women of all ages, from adolescence to post-menopausal.

We are equipped to deliver every level of care:

  • Level III NICU for premature births or babies with special needs
  • Level III Perinatal Center for high-risk pregnancies
  • Giraffe OmniBeds ensure babies' safety and comfort, yet allow easy access for parent bonding
  • Giraffe OmniBeds are equipped with radiant heat warmers and “Baby Susans," allowing caregivers to rotate infants without touching them
  • Self-contained X-ray can be taken without disturbing infants
  • On-floor operating suites dedicated to women exclusively
  • Fetal monitoring system linked directly to physician offices
  • State-of-the-art infant security system
  • Newborn Nursery with indirect sunlight, proven vital for infant stimulation
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