Brookings Health System invites the public to tour the newly remodeled New Beginnings Birth Center on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.
The newly remodeled obstetrics unit includes refurbished floors and wall coverings as well as new linens to create a relaxing environment for expectant mothers and fathers. Wall art of babies provided by local photographers crafts an inviting space for newborns to enter the world.
Private bathrooms have been fully retiled to create a similar soothing atmosphere. They now feature certified hygienic whirlpool tubs with mood lights to give mothers a safe way to relax during and after labor.
In addition, two of the postpartum recovery rooms now feature family-centered beds. Family-centered beds are larger in size and allow fathers and younger siblings to move close to mother and baby.
New technology added to the unit includes a Philips Avalon Cordless Fetal Transducer System which measures fetal heart rate, uterine activity and mom’s heart rate while in labor from any location within the unit.
New Beginnings Birth Center at Brookings Health System is an eight-bed maternity unit with three labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms and five postpartum recovery rooms. The unit provides full OB services to expectant parents and enables area residents to deliver their baby close to home with a local physician.
For more information about New Beginnings Birth Center and Brookings Health System’s full OB services, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/OB.
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.
PHOTO: The newly remodeled entrance at New Beginnings Birth Center displays the refurbished floors and wall coverings throughout the OB unit as well as wall art of babies provided by local photographers. The new décor helps to create a relaxing atmosphere for parents-to-be.