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RESOURCE CENTER AND ARCHIVES

Montclair opens women’s centercomment (0)

January 7, 2005

By Sondra Washington


Baptist Health System’s Montclair Baptist Medical Center introduced its new women’s center to the public Jan. 11 after completing a construction and renovation project to improve the comfort and convenience of its facility. 
   
During the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration, hospital president Michael Cowling and other administrative staff members addressed the audience. Tours of the facility were also offered throughout the event.
   
Montclair added 2,000 square feet of space to the hospital by constructing a new entrance, waiting room and prenatal education classroom. Existing suites were renovated and the women’s floor of the hospital was remodeled. 
   
Special parking for patients in labor was also added to make the facility more accessible.
   
According to a Montclair news release, renovations include the remodeling of 15 post-partum patient rooms and bathrooms, 11 labor and delivery suites, hallways and the nurses’ station.
   
Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lewis Schulman added that every patient room was improved and many old rooms were consolidated to create larger rooms.
   
“It was time for a renovation,” he said. “We felt that it would make a more pleasant, meaningful and enjoyable experience for our patients.”
   
Schulman, who has practiced at Montclair since 1983, is very pleased with the project. He hopes the new facility will bring many new patients to the hospital and enhance the experience of existing patients.
   
“The rooms look like a five-star hotel and even include Plasma TVs on the walls,” he said. “We get really good feedback from the patients about how nice they are.”
For more information, call 205-592-1684.
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