The multi-year, phased expansion added 68,000 square feet of new construction and more 88,000 square feet of renovations to the existing facility.
The Birthing Center completely renovated five labor and delivery rooms, the C-section room, 16 postpartum suites, the nurses station, nurses work area, staff locker rooms, and office support areas, along with well and sick baby nurseries and a family waiting room. Extensive work also included a new central registration, pre-admission testing and other key patient services.
The cornerstone of the work is a soaring central lobby inspired by the rich nautical history of this New England coastal community. Bathed in natural light, the lobby's long fireplace rests below a high ceiling of white sail cloth and along side suspended images of the local waterfront.