The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Mother Wants Hospital Birthing Center To Reopen - Brevard NC


Nikki Vaughn is pictured wither her son, Kole. (Courtesy photo)

Nikki Vaughn, a Balsam Grove resident and new mother, has started an online petition to reopen Transylvania Regional Hospital's (TRH) birthing center, which closed in March 2015.

Vaughn gave birth to her son, Kole, at home on March 25 of this year because she couldn't make it to the hospital on time - she estimates it's a 45-minute drive - and she wanted to give birth naturally and not to be induced.

Transylvania County EMS delivered her son at the Tanassee Gap Road home and then took mother and baby to TRH before heading off to Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Vaughn said during her t...

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