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Oak Hill Hospital Begins $13.7 Mil. Maternity Ward Expansion

BROOKSVILLE – If you’re planning a new addition to the family, Oak Hill Hospital will soon offer maternity services to expectant mothers.

According to Hospital officials, construction of the 13.7 million dollar premier obstetrics project is underway and will be added to the 3rd floor of the new North Tower.

Features of the new OB program include:

A total of 18 suites with 6 Labor and Delivery suites

  • Ten Post-Partum Recovery suites
  • Two Ante-Partum Labor suites
  • A Twelve-positon holding nursery for babies who need special monitoring or continuous observation
  • A cesarean surgical suite located in Labor and Delivery in the event a surgical delivery is necessary.

Other features and services:

  • Lactation specialist available in this baby-friendly environment.
  • Open visitation to support family-centered care.
  • Next generation technology with modern state-of-the-art amenities including the latest industry standards for patient monitoring (both mother and baby).
  • Board certified specialty nurses and other professional support staff on site 24/7.
  • Your baby’s safety is a priority. The unit is secure at all times with a strict admission policy.
  • Wireless fetal monitoring for patients who meet the criteria.

The architectural firm that has been chosen to oversee the project is Gould Turner, Group, P.C. of Nashville, TN. The general contractor for the project is Brasfield & Gorrie, also of Nashville, TN.

“Our goal is to provide the highest level of quality care and customer service to ensure the birth of your baby is a treasured memory.” said Chief Operating Officer Sonia Wellman, who is the project’s manager for Oak Hill Hospital.

“Oak Hill Hospital follows a patient and family-centered care philosophy,” said Cindy Poirier, Director of Women’s Servicers. “This means for all healthy births, our goal is to keep mom and baby together as much as possible in those first precious days, so the mother may learn to take care of her baby with the help of a compassionate care team,” she added.

With a robust pediatric program and rapidly growing GYN robotics services, the move to provide maternity services for the community is a natural next step for Oak Hill Hospital, which completed a $52 million expansion project in January 2013. The hospital recently completed a significant renovation project for its first class of Graduate Medical Education residents, and has purchased 40 acres of land for future expansions.

Officials plan to open the wing by April of 2016.

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  • I had several issues at S.H. regional when I went into labor and when I went in for standard blood-work, ultrasounds and tests during my pregnancy. Needless to say, the staff was extremely unorganized, the rooms were deplorable and the wait times were astronomical (i’m talking 4 hours and as a pregnant woman who had been fasting for 24 hours, that is not FUN). When my water broke I sat in the waiting room for an hour before they took me back..Disgusting! Not only that, but they LOST, yes LOST my paperwork to issue the birth certificate…I had to go back to them 2 weeks later to refill out the paperwork. Not to say that Oak Hill is a great hospital, but hopefully this new addition will be positive for Oak Hill and Hernando County; employment opportunities, new technology, cleaner facilities, etc.

    Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:50 am
  • It “worked” fine the first time. The closing of their ward was more to do with a contract regarding their cardiology department and Brooksville Regional last I heard. I have delivered in both SHR and Oak Hill and the experience was MUCH better in Oak Hill. I think they need an option for expectant mothers in this town. Since Bayfront took over SHR it has some major issues in my opinion.

    Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 2:07 pm
  • Yay…about time it’s back there. Maternity department at Spring Hill is ok and all but sometimes moms have tons admitted after birth and the hospital itself is ALMOST as bad as Brooksville Hospital and that one is down right horrifying it’s so bad!

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 6:39 pm
  • They need to address the parking issues they have before adding anything new. I dread going there! Besides, they had one and it disappeared. Why didn’t it work the first time?

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 1:49 pm
  • Definitely happy with there choice to reopen spring hill regional needs to be closed permanently place is a dump

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:20 pm
  • Funny,oak hill hospital had a maternity wing about 20 years ago they were quite nice rather, they stopped,now bringing it back???? Money,money,money,money,money………

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 6:29 pm
  • I will never take anyone I know to oak hill ever again. Theyre quacks and the hospital should be demolished.

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 6:07 pm
  • this is not need in hernando county,just another way oak hill want s to dominate the area,the had it once before an closed down because they were not making money at it. I would be very leerie going there for any OB GYN.SERVICES.

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 5:51 pm

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