Visitors get first look at the Women & Newborn Care Unit

Published 09/08/2016

The Women & Newborn Care Unit received a lot of attention in the months leading up to its ‘delivery’ on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Pictured left to right are Jeffrey Joseph, MD; Lori Kelley, CNM; Nurse Kristen; and
Nurse Bea at the new nurses station on the renovated Women & Newborn Care Unit

On Wednesday, August 24, after renovations were completed—but before patients were moved in—an “open house” for the public as well as staff was held, during which more than 200 people  enjoyed tours, refreshments, and the opportunity to speak with the physicians, nurses, midwives and other providers who circulated through during the event. 

The nearly 10-month long renovation project resulted in a complete make-over of Read 2: a new and re-located nurses’ station; two additional LDRPs, bringing the total to 11 patient rooms; a new nursery; a new OR; a new HVAC system; a new security system; and a new sitting area for visitors just outside of the unit.  The patient rooms are newly furnished with light, modern materials, and the labor tub room remains a spa-like retreat.

For the event, several local businesses, each with products or services geared toward new moms and babies, staffed tables where attendees could purchase items or get ideas to set up their nursery at home.

On Thursday, August 25 a smooth transition took place with all in-house new moms and newborns moved comfortably from Frost 2 to their new environment on Read 2.

Art on the newly renovated unit blends a playful beach theme with a modern design.

The Women & Newborn Care Unit's new state-of-the-art operating room.