Rutherford OB/GYN Joins Atrium Health Shelby Women's Care

04.17.2019 Atrium Health News

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C., April 17, 2019 – Two long-standing practices committed to the care of the residents of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties have joined together. Rutherford OB/GYN Associates has joined Atrium Health’s Shelby Women’s Care to expand services to the community.

Rutherford OB/GYN Associates, which is now Shelby Women’s Care-Rutherford, includes two physicians, Robin Pendleton, MD and Jeffrey Sabolovic, MD. The physicians will continue to see patients in their current location at 446 NC-108, Rutherfordton, NC 28139Darlene Lawson, certified nurse midwife, will also see patients at Shelby Women’s Care- Rutherford. The practice welcomes all new patients and accepts most insurances, including Medicaid for maternity services. This is the fourth location for Shelby Women’s Care. Other Shelby Women’s Care practices are located in Shelby, Kings Mountain and Boiling Springs.

“Rutherford OB/GYN has been caring for the women of Rutherford County and surrounding counties for more than 40 years,” said Robin Pendleton, MD, of Rutherford OB/GYN. “The practice was established with the goal of providing the best care to patients, and the philosophy is still true today. We look forward to enhancing the quality of care to our patients and are excited to join with Atrium Health and the resources they can provide.”

Shelby Women’s Care delivers at Atrium Health Cleveland, which includes a Level III trauma center and Level III nursery. It is backed by clinical expertise and resources from Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital, named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in multiple specialties. Patients will also have access to Carolinas Medical Center Women’s Institute, including Atrium Health’s maternal fetal medicine, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and infertility care.

“Atrium Health is proud to expand its services to the residents of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties and provide the highest quality and service to patients,” said Katie Borders, MD, medical director of Shelby Women’s Care. “We are working to make the transition seamless for patients, staff and providers. The physicians at Shelby Women’s Care are excited to begin working with their new partners and we are very excited to be in this community.”

In addition to the world-class clinical care Atrium Health provides, it is committed to the Cleveland and Rutherford County communities through free colon cancer and lung cancer screenings, events such as Mayfest, a virtual care program for Cleveland County schools, as well as supporting the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Way and Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County.


About Atrium Health

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.