August 17, 2017
WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has finished a $3 million renovation of its former Wesley BirthCare Center with the renaming of the facility to Wesley Birth Care Suites. The 22,500-square-foot construction project included renovated patient and labor rooms, new furniture and reception area aesthetics, upgraded HVAC and additional security enhancements.
“Wesley has long been the regional leader in caring for women, children and families,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley Healthcare’s president and CEO. “Wesley Birth Care Suites is a key aspect of those services. Moms want and deserve that comfortable, spa-like environment, and these upgrades will ensure they continue to receive it.”
Wesley Birth Care Suites has 20 birthing suites and two surgery rooms. Labor delivery and recovery, and the subsequent stay, all take place in the same comfortable room where mother and baby stay together. Each suite includes a family room and private bathroom in addition to the mother’s room. Caregiver beds are provided in each suite for family and friends to stay overnight. The facility also provides a playroom for siblings and a comfortable lobby where additional family members can rest.
“It looks fantastic,” said Denice Strickland, Wesley Birth Care Suites manager. “My first impression is that it’s spacious, warm and inviting. Everything is up to date with top-notch technology.”
Women who stay in Wesley Birth Care Suite’s newly renovated patient rooms will enjoy Lincor communication systems, which give patients access to their clinical information, medical records and test results. Besides watching television programs, patients also can use the internet, receive health education, listen to the radio, play video games and Skype -- all from their bedside.
Wesley has been known as “The Baby Hospital” since opening Wichita’s first ‘mother’s room’ in 1912. Delivering more than 6,000 babies a year, more babies are born at Wesley than any other hospital in Kansas.