Comfort-Focused Changes Will Reflect Current Design Trends

The Women’s Center Renovation Has BegunJuly 24, 2020

In June, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center began construction on a $3 million renovation of its Women’s Center, aimed at creating a more spa-like atmosphere and expanding access to maternity care in the Lakewood community. The first renovated rooms are expected to be available in September, and the project is planned to be finished by early 2021. “The end result will not only provide our families with a beautiful spa-like atmosphere as they enter the hospital, but they will experience a new, modern design with gorgeous private rooms where mom can experience all the amenities during her labor and delivery and a relaxing environment to rest,” says Johanna Pumphrey, Women’s Center Director for 15 years.

To find a physician for Women’s Health Services, call 941-708-8100.

This renovation project will expand the Women Center’s capacity to 14 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, ensuring mothers and their babies can be together in the same room throughout their stay. All the rooms will have new finishes and amenities, including personalized lighting control, upgraded furniture, large televisions and added space for family members. The lobby and other spaces will also be modernized with warmer finishes, new lighting and other enhancements.

“Having a baby can be exciting but also very stressful for expecting parents. By providing them with a calm, serene environment, we can help to make them more relaxed and comfortable,” says Birth Designer Chrissy Coney, RNC-EFM, who works with expectant moms to create a customized birth plan. “The Birth Designer program gives them the education and support they need to feel at ease when coming in for their delivery, and I believe the renovations will enhance this by providing a spa-like environment to go along with the amenities we offer, such as aromatherapy and music,” she says. “The look and feel of the new Women’s Center will create a peaceful, warm environment, in which families can feel more like they are at home than in a hospital.”