In February, the UF Health Shands Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit opened eight new labor suites for moms in active labor or those scheduled for a labor induction. Suite updates included new walls, floors, equipment and bathrooms. These new rooms are beautifully
appointed, spacious and designed to provide as much or as little intervention as necessary for the birth experience.
The second phase of the renovation will create a new high-risk Antepartum Unit. This patient care space will be immediately adjacent to our new labor rooms and will include 12 rooms. These newly refurbished suites will be used for moms receiving a higher level of care for their pregnancy or those who are remaining in the hospital until delivery. Suites on this unit will be refurbished with new paint, wall art, sinks and televisions. This construction is underway with completion anticipated in November.
Construction on these units will allow for continuous maternal and fetal assessment, enhancing care for our patients.