HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – The labor and delivery unit, along with the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) will move from Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center to Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center on Friday, October 1.
At Hampden Medical Center, patients will benefit from a brand new women’s ward, according to the press release. The unit will include labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum rooms, a nursery and neonatal intensive care beds. Plus operating rooms dedicated to cesarean deliveries.
“The relocation of the labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) departments is part of the strategy at two Penn State Health hospitals on the West Coast to leverage each hospital’s strengths and respond as effectively as possible. to the health care needs of surrounding communities. Don McKenna, regional president, said. “This will allow us to improve patient care and improve operational efficiency and services in the region. ”
The doctors, nurse midwives who are currently delivering and the newborn care team at Holy Spirit Medical will be transferred to provide the same services in Hampden.
After the transition, according to the press release, Holy Spirit Medical will continue to provide gynecological and breast care and other services for women.