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 Women & Children’s Health |
Christiana Care marks milestone with topping out ceremony for new
Center for Women & Children’s Health
In the “topping out” ceremony — a construction rite held when the last beam is placed atop a structure — builder Skanska hoisted beams with an American flag, a Christiana Care flag and an evergreen tree atop the completed structural framework. The building is set to open on the Christiana Hospital campus in 2020.
“The Center for Women & Children’s Health reflects The Christiana Care Way. It signifies our service as partners in the health of our community,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of Christiana Care. “All of us want the very best for the newest members of our community and for their families. Through this new center we are bringing the full range of the health system’s expertise to women, babies and children. This significant initiative is part of our commitment to the healthy future of our
Tcommunity and our state.”
he ceremony also offered insights into the innovative features of the new Center for Women & Children’s Health, including:
Private patient rooms that support couplet care — where new moms and their newborns can stay together.
Sleep-in space for families in each patient room.
• Atranquilfamilyrooftopgarden.
• State-of-the-artprivatelaboranddelivery suites.
• Acomfortablelaborlounge.
• Spacious private maternity rooms.
• Anexpandedcontinuingcarenurseryfor babies with special needs.
“Christiana Care is where generations of families in Delaware and the region have gotten their start,” said David A. Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics and clinical leader of the Women & Children’s ServiceLine. CONTINUED
  Christiana Care installed the final beams for
its Center for Women & Children’s Health on Wednesday, August 15. This represents a major milestone toward the opening of a new facility that will help to transform care and create an exceptional experience for women and families.

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