Childbirth Center Project Update

"Springfield Hospital Delivers", the Annual Giving Campaign for 2016-2017, is quickly approaching the half-way mark, and we have many thanks to give! We are grateful to the donors who have supported this project so far. Planning for the project is proceeding nicely, with the planning team currently focusing on arrangements for keeping the Center operating while the construction is in progress. For those who are not yet aware of the project, Springfield Hospital is looking to renovate the Center to keep up with childbirth trends, including the creation of family-centered suites. These suites are full labor/delivery/recovery room/post-partum rooms (LDRPs) that enable a family to stay in the room throughout their hospital stay, rather than changing rooms as is the current practice. In addition, the renovated and expanded Childbirth Center will include a family waiting area, a short-term stay room for babies needing extra care, a spa-like tub room to help laboring mothers, and a modern security system. The Hospital is recognizing project donors with a “giving tree” display that will be located in the main lobby. Gifts of $500 or more qualify the donor to receive a brass leaf. $1,000 earns a silver leaf and gifts of $2,500 or more earn a gold leaf. With Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching, the gift of a commemorative leaf makes a special, long-lasting way to honor your parents, particularly if you were born at Springfield Hospital’s Childbirth Center!

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