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VCU Medical Center opens new Labor and Delivery Unit

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center will host two open houses to showcase its renovated Labor and Delivery Unit, which offers unique accommodations and childbirth options to expectant mothers.

The open houses will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the VCU Medical Center’s Main Hospital, 1250 E. Marshall St., sixth floor. Media are invited to attend the second open house, arriving as early as 1:30 p.m., and must be escorted on hospital property. Media planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to cwjones@vcu.edu by 11 a.m. on Aug. 20.  

The new unit features spacious rooms with private labor tubs and showers, a 24-hour visitation policy for family and friends, á la carte room service and wireless fetal monitoring, allowing women to move freely during labor. The unit will support VCU Medical Center’s comprehensive labor and delivery team, including obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, certified nurse-midwives and nurses. For more information, visit VCUmom.com.