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Expecting? Ochsner Moves Women’s Services

“It just kind of like popped out one day, and it’s so exciting to know that there’s a little baby in there and he’s going to be here in March. We’re really excited,” says mother-to-be Brittany Graffagnini.

Brittany Graffagnini is anxiously waiting for her little boy to get here and a bit calmer now knowing exactly where he will be born.

“For any first time mom it’s a little scary and unknown, but knowing that I’ll be here in March is really exciting and comforting,” says Graffagnini.

Graffagnini will be delivering at Ochsner Baptist off Napoleon Avenue inside one of their brand new rooms. Right now Ochsner is in the process of moving women’s services to the Baptist Campus from the main campus on Jefferson Highway.

The new $40-Million dollar Women’s Pavilion occupies three floors and includes room service and a spa. It’ll be home to OB/GYN services and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“Everybody here at Baptist is really excited to have babies come back at Baptist. We wanted to provide a better, more complete service for women. We think this is going to state of the art and the service is just going to be incredible for women here,” says Ochsner Health Systems President & CEO Warnet Thomas, “We’re still going to have women’s services and our OB services both at Ochsner Medical Center Kenner and at Ochsner Medical Center West Bank, so we’ll have three campuses in the city where we will be delivering babies.”

The new Women’s Pavilion is scheduled to open next month.

It opens just in time for Brittany to get used to the thought of delivering here. “It’s been such a fun experience so far and we are just, can’t wait until our little guy gets here.”

The move frees up about 100 beds at Ochsner’s main campus. They will be used to expand other services.