The new Women's Care Unit at Aspirus is designed for women who've had some type of gynecologic surgery like a hysterectomy, or a c-section, and those with high-risk pregnancies.
Aspirus Women's Health raised more than $45,000 to make the upgrades. The unit contains 10 rooms and is located where the pediatric unit used to be. The Women's Care Unit has features you can't really find anywhere else in the hospital, like ceiling tiles that create a quieter environment, i-Pod docking stations, and a sound machine. They've also made changes to the color of the rooms, window-dressings, and the bathrooms.
Aspirus Service Line Administrator, Sheri Holmes says, "The reason we wanted these upgrades is because there's a population of women who go through a very emotional time related to their pregnancy or their gynecologic care and bringing them into a space that's healing and supportive helps them in that adjustment and in that moving on part of their life."
She says not all babies are born happy and healthy. The unit is in close proximity to the NICU and Birthing Center. Before, women would be taken to the General Surgical Unit. However, the patients said they didn't really feel comfortable there. So Aspirus leaders created a new unit to meet their needs.