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Inside Look at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center
Olathe, KS
07/20/2017 03:52 PM

 The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center

CITY OF OLATHE, July 20, 2017 - HMN Architects partnered with Olathe Medical Center, a five-story acute care medical center, located in Olathe, Kansas on their new 105,000 SF four-story obstetrics wing, called The Birth Place. The new tower is equipped with a level II neonatal intensive care unit. The Birth Place opened their doors to the public on Wednesday, May 24, and will deliver enhanced obstetric services in a new luxury like hotel environment.

One unique design feature is an outside balcony and a family lounge on the NICU and postpartum floors. This allows the patients to get outside air without leaving the building. Each family lounge offers a kitchen and TV area for respite, resembling an at-home atmosphere.

The second floor houses the NICU unit. The NICU unit has seven single-family rooms, which provide parents a home away from home. The hospital can add seven more additional single-family rooms in the future. Four "pods" are available for higher acuity babies. The third floor consists of the labor and delivery area. Along with fifteen new Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) rooms, the Birth Place will offer two state-of-the-art cesarean operating rooms and three recovery rooms.
The fourth floor houses the postpartum unit and a well-baby nursery. There are currently twenty postpartum rooms with the ability to expand to twenty-seven. These well-appointed rooms offer space for the families while the mom and baby recover. Each room has a queen-size murphy bed allowing couples to sleep comfortably. To provide mom a relaxing recovery, most rooms have oversized jetted bath tubs. Each of these postpartum rooms offer a spa-like atmosphere.
The new tower provides flexibility for future growth. The hospital can potentially add four more floors vertically or one whole bay horizontally. On two levels, there is shell space to allow for additional patient rooms as needed in the future.
The new expansion at Olathe Medical Center provides a new image to the hospital and the campus. Congratulations to Olathe Health and Olathe Medical Center on their continued growth. HMN is proud to have had the chance to be part of this historic expansion.  
Mackenzie Doty
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