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Madison Health Birthing Center is ready to deliver
September 17, 2018

Families now have a more comfortable option for experiencing one of the most important moments of their lives.


This summer, Madison Health opened its doors to the newly-renovated Birthing Center, offering the same patient-centered care close to home where patients are treated like family. More than 200 people attended the grand opening event and the ribbon was cut by Dr. Brawley Arikawa, who served as an obstetrician at the hospital for many years.


“We’ve always provided exceptional, quality care in our Maternity department,” said Dr. Mitchell Spahn, obstetrician and Chief Medical Officer at Madison Health. “Now our facilities match our standard of care and clinical reputation.”


The Birthing Center features a modern design, spa-like atmosphere and leading-edge equipment, focused on creating a relaxing space where mothers and families can bond. The amenities include new floors, soothing lighting and comfortable furniture to accommodate guests.


On the Center’s opening day, two families welcomed their newest additions. Heidi Nibert and Don Casey of London were the first to deliver and were overjoyed to have their daughter in the new area.


“There is so much on your mind already when having a baby,” said Casey. “It was nice to have a space that was comfortable, especially for moms.”


The more than five thousand square-foot Center includes three labor and delivery suites and seven postpartum rooms.


Officials at Madison Health began planning for the Birthing Center’s renovations last year as part of the strategic planning process and hoped to encourage area families that Madison Health is the best choice for their care, in their community.


“The investment to enhance maternity services is a testimony that we are committed to providing a family-centered experience,” said Spahn. “We hope that the quality of care our families receive leads to continued use of our services.”


As part of the care, patients will experience thoughtful touches designed to reduce stress and include family members such as childbirth and breastfeeding education, family-centered cesareans, kangaroo care, celebration dinners, sibling parties, nitrous oxide as an option for pain management, 24-hour epidural anesthesia, 24-hour pediatric care, close parking and free wireless internet.


“It was so nice that our other children were celebrated as well,” said Nibert. “The team really made it about being a family.”


The Birthing Center renovation is the first step of the hospital’s overall expansion and renovation project. The project includes a new emergency department, cancer center and medical specialist office space.


For more information about the Birthing Center at Madison Health, please call 740.845.7272 or visit www.madison-health.com.

Click here to take a tour of the Birthing Center at Madison Health.

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