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New birthing center, neonatal intensive care unit to open at MetroHealth

New birthing center, neonatal intensive care unit to open at MetroHealth
The health system is unveiling a new birthing center as part of its ongoing nearly $1 billion transformation of its main campus medical center in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood.

” Wiper said the new facility’s layout means moms are much closer to babies if they need to be cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit or the nursery.Wiper said the new facility is part of the system’s larger goal of offering high-quality medical care close to Clevelanders’ homes.“Renovating this whole area is a tangible statement saying we’re still here,” Wiper said.On Thursday, the health system unveiled a new birthing center as part of the ongoing nearly $1 billion transformation of its main campus medical center in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood.

Donald Wiper, MetroHealth’s Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said they made sure the upgraded birthing center put mothers’ comfort first.She said it’s bigger than Metro’s old birthing center, where she gave birth to her last child.

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