New center to be a destination for women’s health in Oklahoma
175,000 square feet
Mercy Love Family Women’s Center will be a four-story, 175,00-sqaure-foot facility connecting to the existing hospital on the Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City campus. It will serve as a destination for women’s health services in Oklahoma City.
The Love Family Women’s Center will be the first in the state of Oklahoma to provide certified midwife care to women experiencing unexpected prenatal or post-partum complications.
The new facility allows the hospital, which currently delivers an average of 4,000 babies a year, to serve more women and infant patients by increasing capacity to 73 labor and delivery rooms. Additionally, the Center will provide an obstetric emergency room solely for pregnant women that is strategically designed to allow for quick, safe access from the hospital via a skybridge in case of medical emergencies during delivery.
Other specialized spaces will include a low-intervention birthing center; room for pelvic floor therapy and other outpatient services; quicker access to a new, first-floor c-section surgery suite; and direct access to the fifth-floor neonatal intensive care unit.
A first-floor meeting and community space will provide for educational services such as child birthing classes, new parent classes, and support group meetings.
The facility is slated to open in the Fall of 2023.