Rutherford Regional Health System Celebrates Reopening of The Birth Place & Arrival of New OB-GYNs

August 27, 2020

Rutherfordton, NC (August 27 , 2020) – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) announced today that the hospital will resume regular delivery and obstetrical services on September 1, 2020 with the reopening of The Birth Place and the arrival of two new obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) to its medical staff. RRHS celebrated on Wednesday, August 26 with a community open house and meet and greet with the new physicians David Billue, MD FACOG and Susan Lee, MD.   

“Rutherford Regional Health System is committed to expanding access to healthcare for women in all stages of life,” said Rebecca Segal, CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System. “For the past year, our team has been working hard to restore OB-GYN services to our community, and we are proud to welcome Dr. Billue and Dr. Lee to our hospital and reopen The Birth Place.”

The Birth Place provides a variety of services for mother and baby including education classes, labor and delivery in one of several comfortable birthing suites, breastfeeding support, and mother and infant care by a team of specially trained nursing staff. In addition to obstetric care, Dr. Billue and Dr. Lee will also provide gynecologic care and surgery at RRHS.

Dr. Billue has moved to the area from Myrtle Beach, SC, where he recently worked as an OB-GYN at Grand Strand Medical Center and as an OB hospitalist in Greenville, SC. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA) and completed his residency and internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital (Portsmouth, VA). Dr. Billue is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG) and American College of Surgeons (FACOS). His interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, urogynecology, general obstetrics and advanced laparoscopic/ minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Lee joins RRHS from Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) where she recently completed her residency program. She earned her medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN) and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Billue and Dr. Lee are now accepting patients at Rutherford Premier Women’s Care, a new practice located within Rutherford Regional Health System. The practice offers women’s health care services including well woman visits, obstetrical care, birth control management and menopause management. Appointments may be made by calling 828.286.5583 or booking online at  

For more information about Rutherford Regional Health System please visit or call 828.286.5000. Rutherford Regional Health System is located at 288 South Ridgecrest Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139