Obstetrics Services Expand with New Mother & Baby Unit

Under the leadership of Thomas Beatty, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Obstetrics Programin collaboration with Brigham & Women’s Hospitalhas experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years. Last year, over 4,000 babies were born at Newton-Wellesley, making it the third largest birthing site in Eastern Massachusetts and the fourth largest in the state.
Although birth rates in Massachusetts remain constant, the demand for obstetrical services at the Hospital continues to grow. This year alone, it is anticipated that growth will approach 4,500 births as more and more families come to rely on the exemplary, individualized care delivered by the medical staff, nurse midwives, and nurses.
To respond to the needs of the growing patient population, construction of a new Mother and Baby Unit on the 4th floor (south) has been completed. This Unit, which opened in September 2014, adds 12 private postpartum rooms and a 13 bed nursery, expanding capacity by 33%, ensuring that mothers, babies and families always have access to care within a warm community hospital setting.

Set in a home-like environment, the new spacious rooms include a private bathroom with shower; pull out bed for partners and caregivers, a comfortable rocking chair/recliner, refrigerator, a safe for valuables, 42” TV and Wi-Fi systems. The ability to “Room-in” with their infant enables parents to bond and begin to observe and recognize their baby’s needs. Located in close proximity to the postpartum rooms, the nursery includes 13 bassinets and will be comfortable for newborns while parents are resting.

Architect's rendering of a new Postpartum Room



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The NWH Charitable Foundation seeks to raise $1 Million toward this expansion’s $3.3 Million total cost. In the current reimbursement system, the Obstetrics Service is only slightly profitable; therefore, philanthropy is critically needed to help with the cost of this expansion.
Naming opportunities are available, and we invite you to partner with us in our mission to take care of patients and their families as we would a beloved family member.
For more information, please contact Joan Archer or Liz Gianakos at (617) 243-6243 or nwhcf@partners.org.

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