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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital's New Women and Newborns Unit Is Bigger, Better

Published: Dec. 15, 2020

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital’s new $10.75 million birthing center offers more space, comfort and technology.

The new center opened Dec. 15 on the hospital’s fifth floor, replacing the birthing area on the second floor. It is part of Jennie Edmundson’s upgrade of its women’s services.

The labor and delivery unit was moved to fifth floor because there wasn’t enough space available on second to do what hospital officials wanted to do with it, said Steve Baumert, president and CEO of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

“We gutted the floor and started from scratch,” he said. “We wanted to bring our environment and aesthetics up to the standard of the care we were providing. We felt like we had a really good provider team, (and) we had an excellence birthing center staff.”

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