Sentara CarePlex Hospital Family Maternity Center now open
The Sentara CarePlex Hospital Family Maternity Center is now open. The new center features a uniquely modern delivery environment with amenities including:
- Labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum (LDRP) suites. These rooms enable expecting mothers to go through the full labor to postpartum journey in one room which makes moms and families feel comfortable and at home. Sentara Healthcare is the only healthcare system on the Peninsula that has the LDRP model with it being offered at both Sentara CarePlex Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
- A personalized profile that helps us understand mom’s lifestyle, comfort and experience preferences, beyond the typical medical options. This is a short questionnaire that moms will complete before their stay to ensure we provide the customized and desired experience they deserve. From knowing food sensitivities, their preferred calming methods, as well as cultural and religious beliefs, to simply knowing how they would like to be treated while in the hospital, this form enables us to understand mom as an individual and anticipate her needs
- A nursery, which can be utilized if needed by the new parents
- Innovative technology in each suite to keep parents and babies comfortable
- Controlled access to the unit and the latest infant security technology
- Educational classes for families before, during and after pregnancy
- Two triage beds
- One C-Section operating room
Additionally, trusted community physicians are providing comprehensive coverage for the center.
“Our team at Sentara CarePlex Hospital is thrilled to open this new Family Maternity Center,” said Rita Bunch, interim president, Sentara CarePlex Hospital. “Mothers and families in our community will now have the high quality care they deserve as well as the customized delivery experience they want. We are proud to provide these important services, to look forward to the future of health care and to support the Lower Peninsula’s continued growth.”
Sentara encourages pregnant women and those planning pregnancies to speak with their care providers about delivering at Sentara CarePlex Hospital. To learn about the new maternity program visit www.sentarapeninsulamoms.com or visit our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/SentaraCarePlex.
Located in Hampton, Va., Sentara CarePlex Hospital is a 224-bed hospital that offers advanced surgical programs, emergency cardiac intervention and fellowship-trained physicians. Additionally, it is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, is home to the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex Hospital, the area’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital, and recently achieved Magnet Excellence®.