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St. Luke's Health Announces the Arrival of its New Family Birthing Center in Sugar Land

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Houston, TX (February 29, 2016) – St. Luke’s Health–Sugar Land Hospital (Sugar Land Hospital) announced the expansion of its Women’s Services Program with the opening of the Family Birthing Center. Led by a team of experienced healthcare professionals, the Center is designed to meet the individual needs of parents and their babies through personalized care that includes specialized birthing and postpartum services.

“This is a special time in a mother’s life,” said Wes Garrison, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Sugar Land Hospital. “This high quality of service will not be surpassed in Fort Bend County. We want it to be a memorable experience. That’s why we treat every pregnancy as a VIP—Very Important Pregnancy.”

Private NICU room

There’s No Place like Home

The newly remodeled unit offers spacious labor, delivery, and postpartum suites intended to foster a home-like atmosphere. Private rooms include a 42-inch television, free Wi-Fi access, and a pull-out double bed for guests. From luxury linens to a chef-prepared celebratory meal, every detail is designed with the mother’s comfort and serenity in mind. With personalized attention and concierge services, Sugar Land Hospital’s new Family Birthing Center offers moms a warm, comfortable environment to bring their babies into the world.

New Arrival: Baby Planning

In preparation for delivery, Sugar Land Hospital offers its patients guidance through pre-registration to expedite the admissions process and delivery of care. Expectant mothers can plan their healthcare services in advance, process all required documentation, and know what to expect upon delivery.

Beginning at 24 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy, nurse navigators are available to help her feel comfortable and confident leading up to the delivery date. The nurse navigator, who will be with the mother from the time she registers to the day she brings her baby home, also can assist with childbirth education, lactation consultation, and more.

Baby on Board: Labor & Delivery

Board-certified OB/GYNs and neonatologists, obstetrical nurses, neonatal nurses, and a specially trained support team are dedicated to caring for each mother and newborn.

Sugar Land Hospital is the country’s first hospital to use Novii™ Wireless Patch System, a Bluetooth peel-and-stick electric patch placed on the mother’s belly to monitor the baby’s heart rate and uterine activity. This cable-free device allows the mother to move around freely instead of being confined to a bed.

Extra TLC: Neonatal Intensive Care

Sugar Land Hospital also provides a 24/7 Level II neonatal intensive care services provided by Texas Children’s Hospital® and Baylor College of Medicine. The Special Care Nursery is managed by a Baylor-affiliated neonatologist and staffed by experienced neonatal nurses. Infants can be transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center if a higher level care is required.

“We believe in focusing on the patient with care that exceeds the norm,” said Rob Heifner, President, Sugar Land Hospital. “Our birthing center provides a safe, comfortable, family-centered maternity care environment to welcome the newest members of our community. We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our patients and their families.”

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