Published on August 08, 2016

Pella Regional Starts Construction of New Obstetrics Unit

PELLA, Iowa— On Monday, August 15, Pella Regional Health Center begins a construction project to relocate and expand the Obstetrics Unit. The new unit will be located on a third floor addition above our Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care area. Project completion is scheduled for Fall 2017.

For the past several years, Pella Regional has experienced steady growth in the Obstetrics area. Since 2010 the number of births has increased by more than 40%. Part of the growth is due to closures of regional obstetrics programs. Another reason for the growth is that patients are driving many miles to experience birth at Pella Regional. In 2015 mothers from 64 different communities came to Pella Regional to deliver their babies.

“After several months of research, our Obstetrics physicians and nursing staff developed a plan that will be large enough and function well enough to last for many years to come. We look forward to continued growth with our Obstetrics program, providing the same high quality care as we have in past years,” said Yvonne O’Brien Evans, Chief Nursing Officer at Pella Regional Health Center.

Plans include:

  • More rooms for labor/delivery and postpartum -- 7 labor rooms, 3 postpartum rooms and 2 triage rooms. 
  • Additional space in the nursery.
  • Expanded nursing station and waiting areas

“Our outstanding obstetrics physicians and experienced nursing staff are looking forward to providing a unique experience for our new and expanding families in a brand new, larger and more efficient department,” said Karen Westercamp, Manager of Obstetrics at Pella Regional Health Center.