Press Release

Newly Renovated Maternity Pavilion Opens at St. Charles

December 18th, 2019

St. Charles Hospital’s newly renovated Maternal/Child Pavilion is now open. The unit features a hotel-like atmosphere, leading-edge equipment, private rooms and amenities that cater to postpartum mothers, newborns and families.

“Physicians, nurses, and most importantly, new parents, have found the renovated rooms to be beautifully designed, roomy, warm and welcoming, providing for the ultimate bonding experience for the new family,” said Anne Shea-Lewis, Director, Maternal/Child Services, St. Charles Hospital.

St. Charles significantly improved the postpartum experience by renovating the unit from semi-private rooms to all private rooms.  Each patient room features a resort-like atmosphere, with new beds, a convertible accommodation for significant others, high-end newborn isolettes with space for babies to room in, allowing for important bonding time. The private spa-inspired bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower, another new feature for the unit.

The renovation of the Maternal Child Pavilion has greatly enhanced the experience.  Families now have the room they need to stay together, spend time getting to know their newborn and introducing the baby to family,” said Jim O’Connor, President, St. Charles Hospital. “This renovation has exceeded our expectations.  Our families are thrilled with the accommodations and many have compared the unit to a high-end hotel!

In addition to the beautifully renovated unit, St. Charles provides a breakfast buffet every morning for new parents and, the night before discharge, parents are given a three-course, private dinner for two.

Jerry Ninia, MD, Director, Obstetrics/Gynecology, St. Charles Hospital, spoke to the high level of care and the hospital’s outstanding record for safety.  “We deliver nearly 1,400 babies each year and have been recognized for our exceptional record of safety.” Dr. Ninia attributes this to the experienced clinicians stating, “The Labor and Delivery unit nurses on average have more than 15 years of experience in the field as do the obstetricians and anesthesiologists.  Women can be assured that they will be in the most experienced hands when they deliver their baby at St. Charles.”

In addition, to support babies who need extra medical attention following birth, the Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides continuous, comprehensive infant care by board certified neonatologists and nurse practitioners trained in neonatology. 

For more information on the Maternal Child Unit at St. Charles Hospital, please call (631) 474-6797.

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