Paoli Hospital physicians and staff are known
throughout the region for their extraordinary commitment to a
superior patient experience, delivering more than 2,400
babies each year. Our maternity unit features beautifully
decorated private suites for labor, delivery, recovery
and postpartum care. Although a rare occurrence, there may be peak times
when it is necessary to assign two patients to a room.
Delivering the Future of Maternity Care
In the Fall of 2013 Paoli Hospital will deliver a newly
renovated maternity unit. Designed with comfort in mind for new
mothers, this unit will provide the latest concepts in family,
Each of the 26 private patient rooms in the
maternity unit will be completely renovated.
11 new private postpartum rooms will be built,
featuring private showers and comfortable
Each labor/delivery/recovery room will contain a special
bed with the very latest amenities, allowing
mothers to adopt any position, making the birthing process more
The NICU will provide space for more
bassinets and areas for privacy for breastfeeding,
medical consultation and patient education.
A larger well-baby nursery will be available
for newborns while new moms rest staffed by nurses trained in
newborn care, with the capability of recognizing the very subtle
signs that may indicate a newborn needs special assistance.
Two new operating rooms (ORs) – with additional
space that will be built for a third adjacent to the maternity
unit for patients requiring cesarean sections. Each OR will
contain the very latest surgical equipment.
Hugs® infant protection system will be
reconfigured to ensure maximum safety of infants. The
reconfiguration will allow our expanded NICU to have a
separate monitored workstation. The Hugs system
automatically sets off an alarm, activating magnetic door locks
and holding selected elevators, integrating with the Hospital’s
security and control systems.
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For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.