Inside Children's Blog

Designing the best high-risk delivery area for mom and baby (Video)

When Akron Children’s new medical tower opens in 2015, it will have a labor,  delivery and recovery area for high-risk newborns and their moms.

To ensure the space is designed to provide the best quality and efficiency, our maternal-fetal medicine staff – and parents served by the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s – participated in a design workshop in October.

The design approach, called Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), brings everyone involved in the project together to seek input before anything is designed.