What are the features of the Center for Women and Newborns?
The unit will feature enhanced security for patient peace of mind. A reception desk will be located just inside the unit to provide family assistance.
Walls will be removed to create a better utilization of floor space to meet patient needs.
Each room will be large enough to accommodate families wanting to participate in and celebrate the arrival of their new baby. Natural light will brighten each room, many of which now lack windows.
Two triage rooms will be created for mothers who require a non-stress test or a short stay either before or after delivery.
Hydrotherapy, the use of water for pain relief during labor, will now be offered.
The renovated rooms will include large, private bathrooms with easy and safe access to a roomy shower. Each one will feature beautiful new tiling. Sufficient shelving will easily accommodate a mother’s personal care items.
Newly-installed technology will give mothers the ability to control lighting levels. All rooms will have phones, new televisions, Internet access, and charging workstations for computers and tablets.
The Women’s Services Area will include the amenities listed above and important equipment for in-room examinations and infant bathing.
Access to state of the art equipment and technology, including a Level II Nursery in 2016 to keep premature babies (born at 32 weeks or more) and families close to home.