The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial recently celebrated the grand opening of the “Little Miracles Maternity Suites,” a renovated maternity unit with all new features, a spa-like atmosphere, leading-edge equipment, 20 private suites and amenities for new mothers and families.
The new unit, which opened to patients in July, caters to post-partum mothers and their newborns. All suites include flat-screen television sets, hotel-style safes and stylish bathrooms. A family education center, breast-feeding rooms, a spouse and sibling lounge and a discharge suite are among the additional amenities in the unit. VIP suites are also available on a first-come basis for an additional charge and feature a host of luxurious amenities, including a gourmet menu and L’Occitane toiletries.
Five obstetrics and gynecology operating rooms outfitted with the most advanced equipment, and a unit of the world-renowned neonatal intensive care unit in Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, were also remodeled.
For most of these areas, this was the first makeover in more than 40 years.
“These 20 suites are among the most modern and spacious you’ll see,” said Carlos Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System.
“The new operating rooms are state of the art. And the renovated NICU finally has an appearance that’s as good as its care.”
Since becoming Jackson’s president/CEO in 2011, Migoya has made it a priority to renovate the outdated maternity unit at Jackson Memorial – the very place where in 1978 his son, Jose, was born weighing a pound and a quarter and given just a 1 percent chance to survive. Migoya credits Jackson for saving his son.
The renovations cost $6 million, with the projects being funded by Jackson operating revenues and contributions from the Jackson Memorial Foundation. Over the last year, Jackson has reinvested in its facilities by completing long overdue renovation projects, including the modernization of several patient floors at Jackson Memorial. All of these projects are being done with patient and family comfort as the goal.
The private rooms in the “Little Miracles Maternity Suites” give new parents a spacious, warm environment to get to know their new baby. Jackson focuses on a family-centered approach to care and encourages mothers to keep their infants in their room with them. All the rooms offer accommodations for one guest to stay overnight.
Mothers delivering babies via Cesarean-section at The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial will now do so in new, state-of-the-art operating rooms. These surgical suites are outfitted with the newest, most advanced technology. Pioneer fetal surgeon Rubén Quintero, M.D., director of the Jackson Fetal Therapy Institute, will treat birth defects in utero using minimally invasive techniques in one of the new operating rooms.
The operating rooms are connected to the world-class neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children’s, providing sick newborns with immediate care after delivery. An area in the neonatal intensive care unit was also remodeled as part of this project.