From the desk of Melinda Muller, M.D., interim Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Health
New Family Birth Center opens at Randall Children’s Hospital
Randall Children’s Hospital is preparing to open a new labor and delivery unit on July 7th that featuring more than 48,000 square-feet of beautifully designed labor and delivery services for expectant mothers, babies, and their families.
The Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital is a Level IV-certified Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, offering the highest level of neonatal care in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The highly trained pediatric staff can handle the simplest pregnancy to the most complicated. What separates this center from others are the forward-thinking, innovative ways medical expertise is conveniently brought to mothers and babies in the hospital. Obstetricians (O.B.) and pediatric specialists come to mothers for every service they need. Sub-specialists are called to provide care for mothers and babies within the same hospital setting, making it fast and easy for families to get the specialty care they need.
For women who may be concerned about possible complications from a high-risk pregnancy, Randall Children’s Hospital offers the highest designated Level IV NICU care in Oregon and Southwest Washington. There are three dedicated operating rooms, three triage rooms, and a large pre-and post-recovery room with an infant resuscitation room large enough to support up to three medical teams for multiple births.
Babies born at Randall Children’s Hospital will receive care from the most highly trained neonatal specialists, including neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and a full newborn resuscitation team available to ensure the optimal health of both mother and child.
The Family Birth Center was designed to provide a welcoming, calm space for mothers, babies, and families with a full range of birthing options, including midwifery services, doula, water birth options, and nitrous oxide. The new birth center expands on Legacy’s mission of good health for our region by offering high quality, patient-focused care and joins our network of birth centers across the region that provide a safe, caring place for our communities.
Generous community and employee donors raised close to $1 million to support the new Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital.