New Women's and Children's Unit
Our new Family Birth Center, now under construction on the hospital’s third floor, will be located inside an all-new Women’s and Children’s Unit.
When it opens this spring, the Women’s and Children’s Unit will meet a longstanding need for the lake area. The doctors, nurses and support staff will focus exclusively on women’s and children’s health care, and patients will benefit from having a facility close-to-home, dedicated to their needs.
The Women’s and Children’s Unit will include a state-of-the-art obstetrical surgical suite, a post-anesthesia care unit and private overnight rooms, separate from the Family Birth Center. Women’s services will include treatments for pelvic disorders and care following such procedures as hysterectomies.
The new unit also will welcome pediatric patients needing overnight care for such diagnoses as dehydration, RSV, asthma and appendicitis. Lake Regional has had a Level II nursery for a few years, and our Family Birth Center staff members have received extensive training on caring for infants and pediatric patients requiring IV fluids, respiratory support, antibiotics and other advanced care. They will use their skills to keep more babies and children here, near their families, for treatment.