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Adel hospital renovates delivery rooms

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ADEL, GA (WALB) - New moms will now have a safe and comfortable stay at Memorial Hospital of Adel. 

Major renovations on the hospital's labor and delivery suites are now complete.  The updates cost the hospital cost nearly $175,000.

Dr. Howard Sohnen, Chief of Staff says, "We actually modeled the rooms to look like hotel rooms, or something as close as we could, with modern furniture, walk-in showers, and flat-screen TV's--all the amenities for the entire family."

The new suites offer more than just atmosphere.  Each was designed to accommodate a bassinet, mothers can spend extended periods with their newborns.  The large rooms will also fit a barcalounger, so fathers can stay by mom's side.

"We're really excited to offer these services to our community. It's the only one like this in the area, so we're very proud of it," says Community Liaison Megan Powell. 

These new suites, are a far-cry from the old labor suites, which were actually converted patient rooms.  The new rooms offer everything new mothers will need.

"The patients are able to come, labor, and deliver, and this room actually remains their patient room for the entire stay," says Powell.

A near-by operating room was gutted, and now serves as a high-tech, dedicated C-section room. "If we have to do a Caesarean Section, we really have to go about ten or fifteen feet up the hall, which is a very big safety factor," says Dr. Sohnen. 

These are the first of several renovations Memorial Hospital of Adel has planned.  All south-wing patient rooms will be updated by the end of the year.

These improvements offer patients at this small-town hospital the type of delivery experience they would expect from hospitals in much larger cities.  

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