Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital recently opened the new Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum unit.

In March, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital opened the new Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum unit.

“Our patients and their families trust us to be a part of a very special time in their lives and we are thrilled to offer them an incredible experience,” said Nicole Dockery, vice president and chief nursing officer.

This new mother, baby and family unit will transform the experience moms and families have when delivering their baby. The new space ensures the birth and first days as a mother include quality care in a state-of-the-art unit that provides a safe, supportive environment for the new family. Mothers and their family members will stay in one spacious room, allowing them to settle in and get comfortable as they welcome their bundle of joy into the world.

“We are all excited to welcome our patients into this new space as they welcome new additions to their families,” said Carla Sanford, the clinical manager of the unit.

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital is committed to providing quality care to the communities it serves. The investment in this space ensures the hospital can continue to provide quality care to mothers, their babies and their families for years to come.

“I am thrilled to have our new unit open,” said Dr. Joni Abbott, an OBGYN. “It has been well received by our patients and their families. The rooms are larger and more comfortable, in addition, patient’s do not have to change rooms after delivery, they stay in the same room for labor and postpartum. The new rooms, combined with visitation policies returning to pre-COVID has been very exciting for our department. It is so exciting to welcome families, especially siblings, back to meet their newest addition.”

In addition to the unit, new members have joined the care team. Dr. Kwadwo Baryeh joined Dr. Joni Abbott and Maggie Bane, women’s health nurse practitioner with Sentara Obstetrics and Gynecology on Monday.

“These LDRP’s and our comprehensive team supports the Sentara mission, ‘We Improve Health Every Day.’ We look forward to providing quality care in a state-of-the-art space,” Brian Zwoyer, president of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, said.