Last Friday afternoon those who attended the Open House for the Little Miracles Birthing Center at Lourdes Hospital had the opportunity to see first-hand the newly renovated unit.
Tara Miller, VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer said, “Our Maternal/child unit was in much need of a face-lift. Since it’s opening back in the early ‘90’s, it’s had no renovations. It was really dated and needed a fresh new look.” Miller added, “The team in the unit is an incredible group of people. They provide outstanding care to their patients and the experience you have under their care is absolutely wonderful. However, their surroundings really didn’t match the care they provided; so we were very fortunate that Lourdes Foundation contributed $105,000 to the upgrades, including more than $12,000 from the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels and a $51,000 grant from IMPACT Lourdes.” IMPACT Lourdes is a special group designed for passionate, philanthropic women who pledge $1,000 over the course of a year. At the end of the year they come together and select a project of their choosing to put those funds toward and this year they put over $50,000.00 towards the renovation of the Little Miracles Birthing Center.
All ten of the patient’s suites were renovated as well as the three labor/delivery rooms including fresh paint, new wallpaper, new sleeper-sofa, completely renovated bathrooms, needed furniture, new light fixtures, flat screen television, and new shelving unit for storage space; all the care, comfort and amenities a mother-to-be, as well as the family would need, during this very special time of welcoming a new baby into their lives.
Miller says she is very honored and grateful for the fact that the community continues to support us and allows us to do projects such as this, which in turn allows us to take better care of our patients and families.
From a Doctor’s point of view, Dr. Chris Sperry, M. D. with Mercy Primary Care says, “I think it provides a lot for our patients. An updated facility is always nice and makes people feel more comfortable, providing a better quality of care. As a family practice Doctor that covers some of the nursery, its always nice to see that patients are happier being able to have the family with them.” Dr. Sperry added, “In relation to the clinical benefit of patient comfort/recovery process, the more the patient feels at home, the quicker the recovery, and with the father and all being involved, it provides a great access for that.”