Newborns are being delivered in a new setting at Mayo Clinic Health System’s new Family Birth Center in Austin. The project, announced in August 2018, is part of plan to reconstruct the hospital’s third floor, which includes a two-story connecting link between the main clinic entrance and the hospital.
To date, these components have been completed:
Jessi Kirsch, (pictured above) who lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and was one of the first patients who delivered her baby in one of the new private room labor and delivery rooms in Austin, says she was extremely nervous about coming to Austin to deliver her second child. Kirsch says even with all of the changes in where and how she and her husband had to prepare for the delivery of their baby, the experience was positive.
In the future, the unit will feature these amenities once construction is complete in late 2020 or early 2021:
The full Family Birth Center project is tentatively scheduled to be complete in late 2020 or early 2021.