The opening of the new unit completes the final expansion phase of The Women’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art women’s health facility that opened in December of 2016. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital now features the largest community-based Level III NICU in Central Virginia and the only NICU with 24/7 neonatologists on-site.
Designated a Level III NICU by the State of Virginia, the family centered unit provides a higher level of medical care for premature and critically ill infants.
“We are excited to offer an enhanced level of care to our patients,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer at Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “The newly renovated unit sets a new standard of care in the Richmond community and enables our team to provide our tiniest of patients with access to high-quality, comprehensive care, on an even greater scale.”
Located on the third floor of The Women’s Hospital, the new unit includes 21,000 square feet of renovations and new construction, 40 NICU and Progressive Care Nursery treatment areas, 33 private rooms, four sets of connected rooms for twins, a transitional nursery, a family support lounge, and on-unit training and educational rooms for parents. The unit also features the latest technology, including a brand new patient monitoring system and an advanced communications system for patients, providers and staff.
“Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has a great reputation for women’s and children’s care”, said Vicki Rose, medical director of the NICU at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. “Parents can rest assured knowing that if their infant needs special care, we are able to provide expert medical attention, while keeping mother and baby together in the same space.”
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in Central Virginia, with more than 4,000 babies expected to be delivered in 2017. For more information on Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s women’s and children’s services, visit rvabirth.com
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