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Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Southcoast Health’s Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM’s Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke’s / TSM

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind.

Clinical Nurse Manager Kara Gauvin tells WBSM’s Pete Braley, the rooms are more like a hotel than a hospital….

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Gauvin and her team helped design the new post-partum unit, making suggestions on everything from the height of the patient’s bed to flat screen t-v’s.

The second phase of the improvement project, the labor and delivery areas, is expected to be finished by early next year.

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