When you have a baby at Intermountain Medical Center, you'll go to a private room in the maternity unit in the Carolyn Barnes Gardner Women and Newborn Center.
Sixty private maternity rooms and two well-baby nurseries are located on two levels of the center. All of the patient rooms are located on the outside perimeter of the center and each one has a view that's incredible.
What you'll find in your room
Each room is furnished in rich honey-colored wood with a:
- Private bathroom
- Flat-screen TV
- Sofa (for a husband or family member who may wish to stay)
Care for high-risk and low-risk patients before and after birth
The maternity unit cares for high- and low-risk patients both before and after birth. Some women require rest and monitoring before delivery, especially if they have multiple babies, preterm labor, or bleeding. After delivery, new moms will rest and recover in their rooms while nurses come in to talk about the many things they'll need to know such as baby care, breastfeeding, shaken baby syndrome, and postpartum depression.
Faster, easier connections with your doctor and your nurse
If you need something, you can call a nurse directly though a new communications system called Vocera. Patients, doctors, and nurses can talk directly and privately to one another even though they may be in different parts of the hospital. The instant communication means faster, better care. When we page a physician, we no longer need to wait for a return call.
All of the features in the unit - communication systems, patient rooms, clinical technology, and the staff - are there to help you and your baby have a safe, happy experience and go home well-prepared to begin your lives together.