Aurora Lakeland Medical Center

Building Healthier Communities Campaign: Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Obstetrics Women's Health Renovation

Baby & MomPatient centered opportunity

In recent years, the trend among newly designed obstetric units in the U.S. has increasingly focused on the comfort of patients by offering a soothing and relaxing environment that promotes healing. Research shows a strong correlation between comfort and environmental enhancements. While Aurora Lakeland Medical Center's obstetric volumes continue to be strong, over 800 births annually, the appearance of the current unit is dated. The last upgrade was completed 17 years ago in 1992. Women tour the unit prior to delivering and they expect a modern environment that focuses on all aspects of their birthing experience.

We remain committed to providing the community with outstanding obstetrical services. Aurora Lakeland Medical Center was the first hospital to be deemed a Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA in 2001. In addition, the unit has been recognized nationally for its clinical excellence and we provide comprehensive lactation services. Given the scope of the renovation, the hospital cannot undertake this project without special funding.

Our vision

We have identified several areas that need updating within the unit. We would like to complete six rooms at one time. The specific needs include:

  • The addition of a fourth operating room dedicated to emergency surgeries
  • Hearing screening equipment for newborns
  • Improved lighting and comforting wall colors creating a more homelike atmosphere
  • State-of-the-art infant security system

Our annual Benefit Ball event will provide initial support toward the project, however, a more sustained effort will be needed to generate the required funding, estimated at $500,000.

Contact information

To lend your support or to learn more, please contact Michelle Weber at 262-741-2382 or email at michelle.m.weber@aurora.org.

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