April 18, 2016
WHO: Menorah Medical Center
WHAT: Menorah Medical Center invites the community to a celebration showcasing the newly renovated Women’s Center and its comprehensive services.
WHEN: 4 - 6 p.m., Tuesday April 19, 2016
WHERE: Third Floor, Menorah Medical Center Women’s Center
Park in Lot B, Enter through Entry B, and follow the signs to the third floor. Complimentary valet parking is available at Entry B.
WHY: As one of the leaders in providing comprehensive women’s services—including labor and delivery—in Overland Park, Menorah Medical Center will unveil its newly renovated Women’s Center to the public. Research shows the first hours after birth are critical for a mother to bond with a baby and the Women’s Center at Menorah Medical Center was developed based on a Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum model where mom, baby and partner can stay in a well-appointed 430-square-foot labor suite the entire stay—not just for the birth.
“Women who deliver babies today have different expectations from 1996, when Menorah’s labor unit opened,” says Charles Laird, Chief Executive Officer, Menorah Medical Center. “The beautifully renovated Women’s Center includes layouts, colors, furniture and even bedding with the moms’ expectations in mind—they want a bedroom feel rather than a hospital feel for their birthing experience, and for the duration of their stay.”
“One of the key techniques that we hear so much about today in supporting baby-parent bonding is through skin-to-skin interaction—where the mom and partner spend time with the baby and allow him or her to lay on their chest to feel the warmth and hear their heartbeat,” says Nan Whalen, Chief Nursing Officer, Menorah Medical Center. “The Women’s Center promotes just that. And of course, we aren’t solely focused on childbirth. We offer a range of services, including obstetrics, neonatology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urology and surgery.”
We've taken care of moms and babies throughout the hospital’s rich history,” Laird says. "The Women’s Center will reintroduce to the community what level of services we provide for women, no matter what stage of life they’re at.”
In addition to tours of the Women’s Center, attendees can enjoy complimentary food and drink, shop local business partner booths such as Advanced Aesthetics, Clair de Lune Lingerie, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Mom 365 Photography and the Mommy Shop and enter a drawing for prizes such as a $250 gift card and a Girls’ Night Champagne Party at Clair de Lune.
For more information about The Women’s Center at Menorah Medical Center, visit menorahmedicalcenter.com/women.