Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is one step closer to the grand opening of its brand new $35 million Women's Pavilion.
Exactly how much equipment does it take to fill a three-story, high-tech birthing center? Tallahassee Memorial Hospital staff members say the eight semi-truckloads delivered Tuesday make for a good start, and have brought them one step closer to a very special opening day.
Robin Schroeder, an administrator at Women's and Children's Services, said, "There's 50 mother-baby rooms, 19 labor and delivery rooms, so the mom will labor-deliver-recover in one room, then move to the third floor to her mother-baby room."
The new Women's Pavilion is more than 110,000 square feet up from the former facility's 10,000 square feet. Hospital administrators say state-of-the-art, resort-like amenities will really make new moms feel at home.
Jeff Ahsinger, director of Obstetrical Services, said, "It's not made to look like a hospital, it's made to be more than that for a very good experience for folks delivering."
Staff members say only several other hospitals in the country offer services like these and they're the only medical center in a 200 mile radius that offers a center especially for extremely ill babies. They say this, coupled with a lot more space and the Pavilion's new services, will truly have families expecting more.
The Women's Pavilion will be open to patients at 7 a.m. on Oct. 26.
On Oct. 17 the public will be welcome to view the hospital from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy a glimpse at the state-of-the-art facility.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.