The women’s services floor at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, which includes seven labor-and-delivery rooms and 27 post-partum rooms, will undergo a facelift starting June 24.
“We’re always working to enhance the patient experience and that includes the aesthetics of the hospital,” said Linda Salter, RNC-OB, MSN, director of women’s and children’s services at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. “Our new parents are with us anywhere from two to four days or longer, and we want to ensure they feel at home in their surroundings.”
Renovations include new wood vinyl flooring, sleep chairs for Dads or visiting family members, and atomic wall clocks that display room temperature. Additionally, the walls in the unit will be adorned with lifestyle newborn and family photography.
“During the flooring install, construction crews will work around staff and patient needs so they don’t disturb the calm, quiet environment,” added Salter.
The hospital also will gift new keepsakes to families following the birth of their baby. A time capsule stuffed with the newspaper of the day, an Aden & Anais swaddle blanket and a water bottle are just a few items that will be sent home with the family.
In addition to aesthetic updates in the current hospital, construction on the new six-story patient tower is now underway. Scheduled to open in Summer 2015, the new patient tower will add additional capacity in multiple units, including women’s services. Upon completion, the hospital will house nine labor-and-delivery rooms, 31 post-partum rooms and eight ante-partum rooms.
A recognized leader in women’s services, Memorial Hermann Katy features private labor-delivery-recovery suites with state-of-the-art clinical equipment, in addition to amenities for convenience and comfort. Patients enjoy family-centered care, which allows the Mom and baby to room-in together for bonding time and enables Mom to learn baby care during her stay.