What they’re calling a hospital-within-a-hospital is complete.
And South Shore University Hospital is now getting set to debut its $71 million, two-story Women and Children’s Center this week in Bay Shore. (Scroll down for more photos.)
The 45,000-square-foot facility features a new labor and delivery suite, private post-partum suites, an all-private neonatal intensive care unit, a post-anesthesia recovery unit, two new operating rooms, and obstetrical-triage beds, according to a Northwell Health announcement issued Monday.
“This new facility not only represents a commitment to providing exceptional care for mothers and newborns but also signifies a dedication to fostering a nurturing environment where the journey into parenthood is supported with compassion and cutting-edge medical expertise,” said Irene Macyk, a PhD, RN, and the executive director of South Shore University Hospital.
“We know you will find our hospital to be a wonderful place to have a baby … ” she added.
The 29 postpartum suites, housed in the James and Gina Nazzaro Maternity Unit, feature private bathrooms and closets, LCD flat-screen televisions as well as recliners and sofas that convert to pull-out beds, according to Northwell. Hospital officials also boast that “mothers can order the food of their choice from a menu like a 5-star restaurant at a time that is suitable for them.”
The four new triage beds will be staffed 24/7 by an obstetrician and registered nurses.
And a state-of-the-art NICU is a 6,300-square-foot space dedicated to treating the most critically ill and premature babies.
The Women and Children’s Center expansion comes in addition to a $500 million, five-year investment in South Shore University Hospital to expand both services and quality of care to Suffolk County residents, Northwell Health officials said.
Over the summer, the hospital broke ground on a 190,000 square-foot pavilion on its campus. The pavilion will have the capacity to accommodate up to 90 private patient rooms, 10 additional operating rooms and three additional procedure rooms and will cost an estimated $468 million.
Click here for renderings of the planned pavilion.