General Franklin Woods Community Hospital is the first hospital in Tennessee to earn Perinatal Care Certification Posted Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 | by James Hutchins Share Tweet Share The Joint Commission recognized Franklin Woods for achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns. Franklin Woods underwent a rigorous on-site review where Joint Commission experts completed an independent evaluation of their perinatal healthcare services, focusing on the following key requirements: Eliminating early elective inductions, reducing C-section rates and increasing exclusive breastmilk feeding. Integrated, coordinated patient-centered care that starts with prenatal and continues through postpartum care. Early identification of high-risk pregnancies and births. Appropriate management of mothers’ and newborns’ risks. Patient education and information about perinatal care services, helping mothers make informed health care decisions. Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, February 21, 2-4 pm at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.