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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.