St.Vincent completes renovation of its maternity unit


Slayman inside one of the new NICU rooms.

St.Vincent Carmel hospital last week unveiled the completed second phase of a 28,000-square-foot renovation in the hospital’s maternity unit. Phase II of the three-phase project overhauled the original Neonatal Intensive Care Unit space, which Michelle Slayman, RN and director of perinatal services, said previously was an open area that held eight cribs. Now, the area includes nine private rooms that each can accommodate twins, more than doubling the unit’s patient capacity. “We really increased our size as well as created a better environment,” Slayman said. The first phase was completed in July and included work on the newborn nursery and post-delivery rooms.


Photos by Kevin Kane