Las Palmas Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of the Las Palmas Women’s Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 26. The 60,000-sq.-ft. center will bring state-of-the-art capabilities and much-needed capacity to further improve healthcare delivery to the women and babies of El Paso.

“We’re excited to announce the Las Palmas Women’s Center is now open to the public,” Don Karl, chief executive officer at Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “This expansion will be an immeasurable value-add to our community, delivering the highest level of care to our community—particularly the women and babies in El Paso.”

The newly constructed third floor houses a mother-baby unit, including a 35-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which offers the only private NICU rooms in El Paso.

Key features include:

  • 8 postpartum rooms, each with fetal heart rate monitoring capability
  • 13-bed nursery
  • 13 private NICU rooms, as well as two semi-private rooms for twins
  • A bonding room to help with attachment before mother and baby go home
  • 2 lactation consult areas

The new fourth floor provides an advanced labor and delivery unit, as well as an additional mother-baby unit, including:

  • 8 labor and delivery rooms
  • 2 antepartum rooms
  • A 6-bay triage/prep and recovery area
  • 2 suites for those who had C-sections
  • 16 postpartum rooms, six with capability for fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Large waiting area for families
  • Patient education space