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St. Francis expands women, children facility

Posted at 5:29 PM, Apr 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS ---Franciscan St. Francis Health unveiled their 100,000 square foot expansion to its Indianapolis Women & Children's Center on Saturday. 

Hospital officials say the $37 million project aims to provide more services to babies, children, and mothers throughout Central Indiana. 

The expanded facility includes: 

·   7 triage rooms and an infusion area for newly admitted patients (2nd floor)
· 12 expanded labor and delivery rooms (2nd floor)
·   8 large antepartum suites with in-room refrigerators (2nd floor)
·   2 operating room suites for caesarean procedures (2nd floor)
· 36 postpartum suites and a nursery (3rd floor)
· 24 private neonatal intensive care (NICU) rooms (4th floor)
· 10  "kid-friendly" pediatric rooms  (4th floor)

The new facility also offers a new wellness center that offers massage and acupuncture therapy. 

"The completion of the Center heralds a new beginning and expands our ability to serve the healthcare needs of women, infants and children and the community as a whole," WCC Director Lori Warner said in a statement. "This project was phased in over a three-year period and I thank our phenomenal staff, who continued to provide a high level of care during that time. And, I thank all of our patients and visitors who were able navigate their way through the construction."