Methodist Women’s Hospital completes $16.3 million expansion benefiting women and familiesPublished: Feb. 5, 2024
In an effort to create more space for women in need of medical and surgical care, Methodist Women’s Hospital has completed a $16.3 million expansion.
The hospital attracts families from a five-state region and is home to dedicated providers that deliver nearly 5,000 babies annually. Almost 800 of those babies require more specialized care from the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which previously used adult care areas of the hospital for patient overflow. Over the past three years, those adult care areas were utilized 80% of the time, limiting valuable space for women in need of surgical, outpatient infusion and cancer care services.
As part of the hospital expansion, 14 rooms were added to the area’s largest NICU – now home to 67 beds – providing Methodist’s team of women’s health experts the space necessary to provide more adult patients the quality care they deserve.
“We are humbled by the fact that more and more families are choosing Methodist to help them navigate the complexities of high-risk pregnancy and delivery,” said Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital. “But providing critical care for our smallest patients is only part of what we do. The completion of this expansion is a true testament of our commitment to all women and families.”
The expansion was made possible through the For All Women capital campaign – a Methodist Hospital Foundation initiative – which has also raised funds for AngelEye Health, a virtual NICU patient engagement platform for families and loved ones. For All Women is aimed at enhancing care for all women and at every stage of their lives.
“Methodist Women’s Hospital is a women’s hospital,” said Tracy Madden-McMahon, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation. “For some women, that means labor and delivery, and for some families, that will mean the NICU. But there are plenty of other women who have other health considerations that are equally important to us. To be able to have room for all women to receive excellent care is incredibly important.”
To learn more about the campaign and continue to strengthen health care for all women in our region, visit methodisthospitalfoundation.org/ForAllWomen or call (402) 354-4825.