Donegan Is Chief Of Obstetrics

April 26, 2009

Baltimore Washington Medical Center has appointed Dr. S. Patrick Donegan, M.S.H.S.A., as chairman of the hospital's new Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Donegan will head up the development of BWMC's comprehensive obstetrics program, scheduled to open in the fall. He will oversee all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology operations and work closely with physicians and administrators in creating the new program, according to the hospital.

"It is a unique and incredible opportunity to build a brand new obstetrical program that incorporates high quality medical care in a personal and caring environment," Donegan said in a statement.

"I am very excited to bring the clinical expertise of the University of Maryland Medical Center to women and families in this region."

The obstetrics program will feature four labor and delivery rooms, two cesarean-section rooms, a private whirlpool tub in each labor room to help relax and ease the discomfort of laboring women, open spaces for walking during labor, a family lounge, an 18-bed secured Mother-Baby Unit with private rooms and bathrooms and a Level II nursery.

Donegan has more than 25 years of health care experience. He has been a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at several hospitals since 1986, and most recently director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Massachusetts.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in infectious disease at Boston University Medical Center. Donegan is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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