May 2, 2012

Open house scheduled for newly renovated women's floor at Maury Regional

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – On Sunday, May 20, Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will be hosting an open house and invites the public to tour the newly renovated women’s floor. The open house will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of the medical center.

“We have made some exciting new changes to the women’s floor and look forward to sharing these modern accommodations with the community at this event,” said Chief Nursing Officer Deborah Lumpkins.

The fourth floor, which includes the Mother/Baby Unit, Labor and Delivery Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), has been redesigned and updated to meet the needs of parents and their new arrivals.

The labor and delivery rooms offer a more home-like environment for the birthing process and spacious patient rooms with neutral color palettes provide a warm and relaxing environment following delivery. Rooms feature head walls with wood grain case work and enclosed storage, new furniture, flat screen televisions, multi-function light systems, in-room sinks, wood grain vinyl flooring and a new open shower design concept in bathrooms.

Other features include a larger family waiting area and a viewing area that allows family members and friends, including babies’ older siblings, to get a long-awaited glimpse of the new arrival. Although most infants will room with their mothers during their stay, a nursery area adjacent to the nursing station will allow mothers who need rest to have their baby cared for by nursing staff. A lactation boutique will also offer apparel, pump rentals and breastfeeding supplies.

The redesigned eight-bed NICU features whimsical murals filled with trees, birds and animals by artist Leigh Ann Agee. The unique design allows natural light into the NICU while maintaining privacy for patients, families and staff.

Those who attend the open house will receive a free gift and may register for door prizes. Tour of the facility will be provided every 20 minutes. For more information, call 931.381.1111, extension 1026.