Report: DHEC revoked Fort Mill birthing center’s license after stillborn delivery

Posted September 11, 2013 5:24 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

A Fort Mill birthing center had its license suspended after a baby died recently.

The Carolina Community Maternity Center was shut down by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, a report states.

The report states that a pregnant woman arrived at the center on Aug. 29 at 9:43 p.m. in labor and at several times did not receive proper care after suffering complications.

The report states an exam was performed at 7:15 a.m. that showed the patient’s cervix was 8 cm dilated.

Further check of the patient did not occur until 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, which revealed the patient experienced a rupture of membranes.  No physician was consulted, the report states.

Several hours later after the baby’s heart rate dropped, the patient was transported to Piedmont Medical Center at 7:30 p.m. in the patient’s family vehicle with a midwife.

The report states the center did not contact EMS to transport the patient.

After arriving at the hospital, the baby was born without a heartbeat.

Doctors tried to resuscitate the baby but were unsuccessful.

The center posted a message on its Facebook last week about the shut-down.