HRMC Maternity Staff Help to Kick Off $3M Renovation Project
February 22, 2018
HRMC maternity unit staff pose for photos after helping to tear down a wall between two existing maternity rooms to create space for one of four new suites being added.
HURON, S.D. – Maternity unit staff and physicians at Huron Regional Medical Center helped kick off the official start of a planned $3 million renovation project on the third floor of the main hospital.
“Outgrowing our current space is a good problem,” says Rebecca Jones, RN-BSN, CLC, patient experience coordinator for labor and delivery at HRMC.
“We learned from patient feedback that our current labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms were a good size, but that we just needed more of them,” Jones says. “New rooms will include a large whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower, giving patients more options.”
Other new features include a family area, larger televisions, more storage for personal belongings and gifts and updated décor throughout the unit. In total, four new suites will be added. This family focus extends beyond our suites and into our family waiting area, where older siblings have their own space to play. Additionally, an open nourishment area provides our guests easy access to water, coffee and snacks. For mothers with infants who may need to remain in the nursery for observation, we’ve included privacy rooms for enhanced bonding.
“Our hope is that patients will enjoy our more family-friendly space, where function meets practical needs and allows for the best possible care,” says Jones, who eagerly awaits the end of 2018, when renovations are planned to be finished.
The project is planned in two or three phases to reduce interruptions to patient care. Special care will be taken to utilize tools which reduce noise and work during times that are least disruptive. Watch for updates on the project on HRMC’s website at www.huronregional.org/girltalk/maternity-unit-renovation and the hospital’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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