Patient Spotlight: Meet Gina Thomason

May 29, 2019

Patient Spotlight: Meet Gina Thomason

When Gina Thomason, patient of Dr. Greg Banks, OBGYN with Alabama Women’s Specialists, delivered her daughter at 28 weeks, the obvious fear came over here. But, with her trust in God and in the care of Dr. Banks, she knew she was in good hands.

Now 14 years later, her daughter Olivia is a happy healthy 14 year old! What a beautiful message of a NICU success story.

Age: 48
Physician: Dr. Greg Banks
Child’s Name: Olivia Thomason
Child’s Birthday: February 12, 2005 (She was born on my 34th birthday)

Gina Thomason's daughter1. How would you describe the patient care at Brookwood Baptist? The care I received at Brookwood during one of the scariest moments of my life was amazing. The nursing and staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and aware of my situation. What about of Dr. Greg Banks? I can’t say enough about the quality of physician Dr. Banks is. He literally called late at night to check on me and consulted with other doctors until he was satisfied with his decision to deliver my daughter at 28 weeks. He is one of the most caring individuals I know. After Olivia was born, the NICU doctors and nurses were so kind, caring and compassionate. I always knew Olivia was in good hands when I had to leave her.

2. What were thoughts racing through your mind when you delivered early? My first thought was she’s not ready yet. But I knew I had to trust that God would give me peace and also, to give Dr. Banks the knowledge he needed to do what was best for me and my daughter.

Gina Thomason and daughter3. What keeps you coming back to Brookwood? Dr. Banks and his staff. How are they more than just a delivery hospital for babies? I have had other procedures at Brookwood and so have family members. The care we receive has always been wonderful.

4. What advice would you give to women searching for a good OBGYN? Alabama Women’s Specialist and Brookwood Hospital are some of the best physicians and hospital you will find in Alabama.

5. Tell us about your child now. What’s she up to? How is she doing? Olivia is now a thriving 14 year old that makes top grades in school where she is a member of the Junior BETA Club. She has taken dance and tumbling for many years. She is in her second year as a middle school cheerleader and will be on the varsity pep squad and competition cheer team as a freshman next school year. I feel all this is quite an accomplishment for her seeing as she came into the world at 2 pounds 4 ounces and 14 ¾ inches long. After being told all the problems Olivia could have had being born so premature, it is refreshing to see her accomplish every goal she sets for herself.

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