Yale New Haven Hospital opens new Labor and Birth and Maternal Special Care Units

Yale New Haven Health's (YNHH) newly renovated Labor and Birth and Maternal Special Care Units includes the most advanced developments and best practices in a family-focused, spa-like environment. The CBRE | Heery Philadelphia healthcare design team joined the hospital for a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 5 to celebrate the opening of the new units located on the 4th floor of the hospital’s West Pavilion. Project team members (pictured left to right) include J.C. Castner, Managing Director, Gabe Comstock, Project Architect, Dawn Thornton, Project Architect, Missy Wicker, Architectural Designer and Russ Sedmak, Managing Director.

The renovation was the final phase of a larger 120,000 square foot restacking and radical reconfiguration of four floors in the West Pavilion that included Maternal Fetal Medicine, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Postpartum units.  The project kicked off in early 2013 with the CBRE | Heery design team providing concept planning, architectural, interior and engineering services, promoting YNHH’s family-centered model of care throughout the renovation.  High tech was stylishly integrated within a high-touch setting to echo YNHH standard of care.

The Labor and Birth unit includes 14 labor, delivery and recovery rooms, C-Section Suite with three delivery OR’s incorporating the most advanced technologies, and a 12-bed recovery and triage suite.  Located in the C-Section Suite with direct access to each OR is a large 4-bay resuscitation room staffed with the hospital’s highly specialized neonatal practitioners.  The newly remodeled floor includes the hospital’s Maternal Special Care Unit (MSCU) offering inpatient care for women with high-risk pregnancies.  To provide the best opportunity for positive patient outcomes the MSCU was relocated adjacent to the Labor & Birth unit for immediate access to the delivery OR’s and surgical specialists.