Methodist in the Media

$10.75 Million Renovation Project Will Update Birthing Unit at Jennie Edmundson

Published: Jan. 23, 2020

Late this year, moms — and families — delivering babies at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs will see a host of new amenities, including Jacuzzi tubs for pain control and a new infant security system, thanks to a $10.75 million renovation of the hospital's fifth floor.

The hospital currently delivers about 600 babies a year. With the changes included in the project, it will be able to handle up to 1,000.

The 18,000-square-foot renovation project, now under way, will cap efforts to expand the women's services that Methodist Health System offers in western Iowa and bring them to the standard available at Methodist Women's Hospital near 190th Street and West Dodge Road, said Steve Baumert, Jennie Edmundson's president and CEO.

Omaha World Herald: Jacuzzis, security part of $10.75 million update to birthing unit at Jennie Edmundson

The Daily Nonpareil: Methodist Jennie Edmundson $10.75M renovation will expand women's services

WOWT: Renovation announced for women's services floor at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital