Tom and Mary are joined by Regions Hospital Director of Nursing Rochelle Johnson, Kraus-Anderson Project Manager Rachael Oelke, and Reiling Construction President Brigid O’Malley. The three discuss the innovative new Regions Hospital Birth Center, opening this spring in Saint Paul.
The Regions Birth Center features larger rooms and family-friendly amenities, hydrotherapy tubs, postpartum suites, and “couplet care” that allows mothers and their newborn babies to be treated in the same room. The innovative care model will help serve Regions’ diverse patient demographic.
Rochelle explains the driving force behind the project, and Brigid and Rachael discuss what goes into constructing new healthcare models. Later, they continue the discussion on what it means to be a woman in construction and how the industry can continue to move forward.