6 ways Ithaca hospital’s new maternity ward has improved childbirth
From at the IthacaVoice.com
The last thing anyone needs in the middle of a birth is to have to think about transportation. Under the old system, however, mothers at the Cayuga Medical Center who needed a C-section had to be taken to separate operating room. That required planning, coordinating schedules and a lot of unnecessary complications.
“They had to call the (operating room), find the anesthesiologist, get the staff,” recalls Terri MacCheyne RN, who has been helping deliver babies since the 1980s.
All that wasted movement has now been cut. In July 2014, CMC opened the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art maternity ward named “Cayuga Birthplace.”