New Maternity Services Unit and Nursery Set to Open This Month


Later this month, a full service maternity unit and nursery will open at West Chester Hospital. The new unit has been added in response to the increasing demand for maternity services in the Tristate’s rapidly growing northern counties.

The Maternity Services Unit will be located on the third floor of the hospital and will feature spacious labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum suites, Caesarean-section operating rooms, triage rooms as well as a nursery and a Level IIB special care unit for babies that may require special attention. West Chester Hospital, nationally recognized for outstanding service and safety ratings, brings together all the comforts of home and exceptional obstetrical care.

“We will be able to provide families that wish to bring their children into the world with UC Health the option to do so in the northern suburbs,” says Kevin Joseph, MD, president and CEO of West Chester Hospital.  “As the second-fastest growing ZIP code in the state, West Chester is a prime area for obstetrical demand.”

To help fund the new unit and nursery, Frederic and Julie Holzberger, founders and owners of the Aveda Fredric Institute in West Chester, will be recognized for their $100,000 gift. In their honor, the new nursery will bear their names.

Two events will be held on April 11 to mark the opening of the Maternity Services Unit. An educational seminar designed for pregnant women and couples will take place from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Plaza Conference Room. Online registration can be completed on Immediately following the seminar, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., West Chester Hospital will celebrate the new unit and nursery with a public open house event and tour.  During the event, visitors can meet expert physicians and clinicians who will staff the new unit. They can also add a personal memento to a time capsule that will be opened when the first baby born at West Chester Hospital turns 18 years of age. No R.S.V.P. is required.

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