The need to expand to meet demand is a positive consequence of doing great business. That’s exactly why Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is spending $1.5 million for the expansion of their labor and delivery unit.
Thanks to word of mouth, the hospital has filling up with expectant moms from Castle Rock and surrounding areas. Jacque Northrup, Family Educator and Birth Concierge, has worked in the unit since its opening and has seen the increase firsthand. “We needed to expand because we are getting too busy,” she continued, “We are really starting to pull from everywhere – not just Castle Rock.”
Along with adding five more rooms, bringing the total to 13, their hope is to continue to provide care that makes every mom who walk through that door feel special. They want to give a more personalized touch. “Consumers now search online and talk to their friends to find out where the best place to get the best care is,” added Christine Alexander, Director of Marketing and PR, Castle Rock Adventist.
Likewise, the new private rooms are being designed with lots of added perks, resulting in making the laboring process more enjoyable. Not only will they each have their own shower and tub, but also an impressive view to the east. “From the windows of the new rooms people will be able to look out and see ‘the’ Castle Rock,” smiled Alexander.
The addition will also help them fulfill another request that has been heard; keeping moms and babies settled in the same room, being cared for by the same faces. “Moms like staying in the same room – which is what we will be able to do,” Cathy Podorsek, Director of Women’s Services, said. “We also like to keep baby and mom together, so the baby stays with them continuously.”
Last year, nearly 700 babies were delivered within the hospital’s eight LDPR suites (labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum). By 2016, that number is projected to increase to around 950. Podorsek noted, “Once we have 50 percent more rooms, hopefully that means we can accommodate 50 percent more deliveries.”
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