My husband and I went to the Ministry St. Michael's Hospital Women and Infant Center open house last night and had a blast. We got to meet many of the unit's nurses and the staff. We registered for prizes and mingled with other parents' to be. We enjoyed delicious snacks from the Ministry St. Michael's kitchen and the slushies that are only available in the Women and Infant Center.
What we were most impressed by was the renovation itself. They had picture boards all over the hallway showing the before, during and after pictures and the transformation was amazing! The floors are all beautiful dark hardwood laminate throughout the halls and the rooms. The nurse's station is immaculate and the nursery is cozy. None of that compares to the birthing suites themselves.
In the days when my mom was having kids when you checked in the put you in one room during labor, wheeled you down the hall to another room for delivery and then rolled you back to another room for postpartum, but now they do it all in one room! One extremely comfortable spacious room furnished with all Wisconsin made furniture. The rooms were furnished by talented interior designers from the Samuels Group. The rooms each feature a large flat screen TV, a sofa sleeper for dad, a reclining chair, a rocker, a table with two chairs, a whirlpool tub and a refrigerator. The rooms are plenty big enough to accomodate all the friends and family that will want to visit when the baby arrives.
The encourage mom and dad to keep baby with them in the room, but the crib has wheels so it's easy for them to transport baby to the nursery if mom and dad request it.
We found out that mom and dad can order off the vast menu at anytime at no additional charge, but the meal that had us excited was the celebration dinner. After the baby is born mom and dad get a nice dinner served with champagne to celebrate their new addition.
Keep your eye on WDEZ.com for more pictures in the gallery from the event and a video of the new Women and Infant Center.
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