Women's hospital: A hospital for the exclusive use of women.
The first hospital called by that name was the Woman's Hospital of New York City. It opened in 1855. The hospital was founded by the Woman's Hospital Association, a group of 30 women who held that there women needed a hospital to care exclusively for them.
In 1832 the Boston Lying-in Hospital (where "everyday is labor day") was founded specifically for labor and delivery. It and the Free Hospital for Women, founded in 1875, merged to form the Boston Hospital for Women.
The movement toward women's hospitals has declined. The tendency is now to integrate women's hospital into larger, more general hospitals. For example, the Boston Hospital for Women is now part of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. And the Women's Hospital in Baltimore and many other women's hospitals no longer exist as independent hospitals.
Established in 1976, The Woman's Hospital of Texas (Woman's) is the state's premier facility dedicated solely to the care of women and newborn infants.
Woman's Hospital has provided health care for more than a quarter of a century to women and infants in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.
About The Womenâ€™s Hospital at Centennial. The Womenâ€™s Hospital at Centennial is Middle Tennesseeâ€™s first and only hospital dedicated solely to the care of women and ...
Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is consistently ranked as one of the nation's leading hospitals. With one of the largest ...
Featured Services View All Services. Maternity Services Many women are introduced to Womanâ€™s Hospital for the first time through the birth of a child.