Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) is sprucing up its Labor and Delivery unit with a new cesarean section operating suite, and a refresh to provide parents and families with an even more welcoming environment. The $1.3 million renovation is underway and is expected to be complete in spring 2023.

“Labor and delivery is one of the happiest units in any hospital,” said Dean M. Carucci, chief executive officer of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “We want to make sure our moms, babies and their families are comfortable and confident in knowing they made the right choice selecting our hospital to start, or add to, their family.”

Portsmouth Regional Hospital will continue to offer its new moms spa-like suites featuring tubs for hydrotherapy, as well as music therapy, aromatherapy, massage, and private bathrooms.

For those patients needing specialized care, Portsmouth Regional Hospital has a level II special care nursery staffed by clinical teams who are trained to handle fetal emergencies.

“This is a pivotal moment in a parent’s life, and we want to do our best to make sure that mom, her partner, and their baby have an exceptional experience,” said Nora Fortin, RN, director of women’s and children’s services at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.  “We’re confident that this renovation will provide families with the comfort and security they need and desire during this exciting time in their lives.”

Patients will remain on the unit during renovations, which will be coordinated to create minimal disruption.