Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mary Immaculate Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening of Renovated Birth Unit

NEWPORT NEWS — The Birth Place at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital announced the grand opening of its newly renovated units.

The Birth Place encompasses both labor and delivery unit and postpartum units.

“Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital’s renovated inpatient birth units are a successful realization of our commitment to provide our youngest patients and their families with the most beautiful and up-to-date surroundings possible,” said Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Robin Baldauf. “Our newborn babies and their families are receiving the highest quality medical care in a setting that clearly demonstrates our commitment to their health and wellbeing.”

The renovations include flooring, paint, lighting, ceiling tiles, casework in patient rooms and nursing station, new furniture, updated art, and bathroom upgrades throughout the entire labor and delivery unit and the postpartum unit, the hospital said.

According to Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, the Birth Place offers:

  • Eight fully equipped, private labor and delivery rooms, two operating rooms, and three triage beds
  • An in-house neonatology specialist 24/7, with a seven-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that cares for infants 28 weeks and older
  • An experienced nursing staff in labor and delivery, newborn, neonatal intensive care, and post-partum care
  • 14 Mother Baby postpartum care rooms
  • Educational and support classes
  • Inpatient International Board-Certified lactation consultants

“At Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, we define ourselves as the ‘Birth Place of Choice’ because while in our care, we want your birthing experience to match your preferences,” continued Baldauf. “Our experienced obstetric staff and neonatology staff provide a special brand of maternity care that blends evidence-based care with personalization and compassion.”

The renovation cost approximately $1 million, according to the hospital. The Birth Place had more than 1,620 births last year.

In January, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital launched a comprehensive Pelvic Floor Program that aligns the pelvic floor services and providers that serve at the hospital, and in February, The Birth Place at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital received a donation today from Weighted Angels, a program that provides comfort to families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss in Eastern Virginia.

To learn more, visit the Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital webpage.

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