Starting in the fall, the 14 post-partum and four labor and delivery rooms at The Family Place in Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg will be getting a facelift.
Slated to take about 14 months, the obstetric renovations include new furniture, flooring, paint, built-in wardrobes and cabinets, updating the air-handling system and expanding the IT room to accommodate a new nurse call system.
The goal of the renovation project is to continue The Family Place standard of assuring couples and family members feel as at home as possible while they bring their baby into the world. This includes new birthing beds and bassinets. Also included will be renovations to the nursery and support space as well as having one of the labor and delivery rooms and two post-partum rooms made compliant to the American Disabilities Act for patients who may have special needs.
This architectural rendering depicts a renovated room in The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.
"It is our hope that the updated environment will provide the opportunity to make our families even more comfortable during their stay with us," said registered nurse Jennifer Leister, director of maternal/child nursing at The Family Place.
With more than 1,000 babies born each year at The Family Place, the renovations will be completed in 10 separate phases so only a small number of rooms are affected at any one time, minimizing the impact to patients and staff.
What won't change is the dedication the nurses and doctors bring to new families and the support Evangelical offers before and after pregnancy through the Community Health Education Center.