Christiana Care Women’s Health 2020 Transforming women and children’s health for Christiana Care

In its commitment to meeting the health care needs of its neighbors, Christiana Care Health System is launching a $260 million enhancement project at Christiana Hospital to transform health care for women, children and infants throughout the state.

A new Women and Children’s building — developed in collaboration with patients and their families — will better integrate services for mothers and babies and continue to provide an exceptional birth experience for families in Delaware and the region. The project includes a new patient and visitor parking garage to serve the hospital campus.

In our new building, we will continue to serve our community with the most innovative, high-quality comprehensive specialty care for babies and children, and for women across their lifespan.

For more information about the Women’s Health 2020 transformation, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Highlights of the $260 million transformation include:

New eight-story, approximately 400,000 square-foot Women and Children’s building featuring:

  • A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to replace the current NICU, featuring private rooms with sleep-in space for families.
  • New and expanded labor and delivery suites.
  • Private rooms for mothers and families, after delivery.
  • Expanded triage area.
  • New labor lounge.
  • Separate admitting and discharge areas for the convenience of our patients.
  • Our Continuing Care Nursery for babies with needs including newborn jaundice, feeding challenges and those born exposed to opioid drugs during the pregnancy.

Four-story parking garage with 570 spaces near the hospital’s main entrance for the convenience of all patients and visitors.

Timeline

2014-15 – Christiana Care consults with patient advisors, community partners, employees and building professionals to envision and design space to meet the needs of future generations.

June 2016 — Work begins on a four-story garage near the hospital’s main entrance to increase patient and visitor parking, adding 570 convenient spaces with a covered walkway to the hospital’s main entrance. Completion expected in spring 2017.

Spring 2017* — Groundbreaking for the new Women and Children’s building.

2020 — Anticipated grand opening of the new Women and Children’s building.

* Pending Certificate of Public Review.

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