UVA Medical Center unveils renovated rooms for newborns

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Medical Center delivered a record number of babies in 2018, and now it has newly-renovated rooms to put all of them.

The hospital has completed renovations of 15 post-partum rooms on the eighth floor. The rooms will open to patients on Monday.

They are designed to be more comfortable for the entire family.

"The space really needed to be refreshed and updated from the 1980s," said Dr. Christian Chisholm, UVA Obstetrics Medical Director. He said the renovation gives the rooms "a cleaner look, more comfortable furniture for the family member, refreshed bathrooms and other facilities."

The renovated rooms are also located right next to the hospital's delivery rooms, so new mothers won't have to switch floors after giving birth, like they've been doing during the renovation.

Nurses will also be able to monitor all of the rooms from a central area so they can give the families more privacy.

The renovation has expanded the medication area to make it easier for nurses to prepare medications for mothers and babies.

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