MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health and home to Minnesota's largest obstetrical center, and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, which features the largest neonatal program in the region, announced today their Feb. 4 grand opening of The Mother Baby Center – the only birth center of its kind in Minnesota and one of only a few in the country.
Located on 26th St. between Chicago and 10th avenues, The Mother Baby Center is a new four story, 96,000-square-foot building nestled between Abbott Northwestern and Children's with a skyway that connects the two. The new state-of-the-art facility will have capacity for 5,000 births each year and will offer a comprehensive approach to care, beginning at prenatal care and continuing through obstetrics, perinatology, labor and delivery, neonatology and pediatrics.
"Every delivery is unique, just as the wants and needs of expecting families are unique – some women desire a traditional birth, some want an alternative experience such as a water birth, and others require high-end specialty care for themselves or their baby," said Penny Wheeler , MD, chief clinical officer of Allina Health and a practicing obstetrician. "Our goal at The Mother Baby Center is to support every mother, baby and family in a state-of-the-art facility, surrounded by incredibly talented and compassionate doctors, nurses and caregivers all committed to providing a positive and life-changing experience."
The Mother Baby Center will also encompass expanded services of the four-year-old Midwest Fetal Care Center, a joint program between Allina Health, Children's and various subspecialty groups. The Midwest Fetal Care Center is one of a few like facilities in the U.S. that performs delicate and complex interventions for u
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