We’re expecting!

Sharon Carpinello

Recently, I’ve been conducting a lot of research on the history of Perinatal nursing and Perinatal care and am fascinated by how much we have evolved.  Martin Luther King, Jr. stated “we are not makers of history, we are made by history.”  I totally agree with this quote and in looking back on “our” nursing history, and the history of Centricity Perinatal, I can really see how history has truly made us into what we are today.

In this millennial environment where things seem to be instantaneous, I often wonder how people and products are learning from their past, which in my opinion is such an intricate part of success.   At GE Healthcare, we are proud to say that Centricity™ Perinatal has a “history.”  I believe that it makes us reliable “we have been there and done that”.  I believe it makes us proven – we have been around since the “beginning “and remain one of the leaders in the field of electronic documentation and surveillance.  And it makes us knowledgeable of the Perinatal care environment and workflow. When things are changing so fast, one must realize that the past is as critical as the future.

Now today we have something to celebrate.  We are excited to announce that in 2016 we are “expecting” our 50 millionth baby to be born on the Centricity Perinatal system.   What an accomplishment! We are so proud to be part of this miracle daily and recognize that without the past product innovations and the remarkable nursing leadership shown over the years, we would not be where we are today!  In celebration of touching so many babies, we invite you to join us while we look back on the history that has made us the clinicians that we are today.   Each week we will post a historical fact on an interactive timeline that will allow you to reflect on where we’ve been and where we are going.  You can even download a “Baby Ticker” to watch the countdown live as we wait together for the “birth” of our 50 millionth baby¹ born on Centricity Perinatal. Join us in the celebration!



  1. The number shown on the Baby Ticker is calculated using an algorithm compromised of various factors to estimate the arrival of Centricity Perinatal babies, and as such, may not display an accurate day or time for the arrival of each baby. GE makes no representation or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the Baby Ticker, and specifically, does not represent or warrant that the information displayed by the Baby Ticker is accurate, complete or current. GE disclaims loss for which may arise from the reliance on or use of information displayed on the Baby Tracker. Estimated US birthrate is based on data from Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and applicable customer data.



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