Renovations underway for Labor and Delivery Unit

Published: August 17th, 2018

Category: Announcements, UF Health Shands Hospital


During the first phase of renovation and modernization of the Labor and Delivery Unit, eight state-of-the-art Labor Delivery-Recovery rooms will be constructed, along with additional nursing and physician workspace and physician call rooms recently vacated by the former Neonatal ICU. Unit 35 also will expand. Postpartum patients will be served on Unit 95, which features all private rooms. The remainder of Unit 35 will then become an antepartum unit, where the team will be able to monitor high-risk, nonlaboring patients.

These renovations will include birthing rooms equipped with relaxation tubs for laboring patients. These renovations will create an ideal patient experience for obstetric patients with all levels of care available: Patients can choose from a low-risk midwife delivery experience to the highest-intensity obstetrical care for women with complicated pregnancies. Once completed, the Labor and Delivery Unit will give the team capacity to perform over 3,500 deliveries a year in modern facilities that will be comfortable for patients and their families.

Visit UF Health Women’s Center to learn more about our pregnancy care services.