You deliver an exceptional birth experience

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, families are benefitting from state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding family-centered care at the newly renovated Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital.


Offering a destination birth experience
The Birthplace at Fairview Southdale is undergoing a complete renovation that brings new features to updated rooms, including larger showers, in-room refrigerators, larger TVs with DVD players and sofas for families and visitors. Five rooms have been renovated so far, with plans to begin construction on five more this spring.

Your giving makes it possible
Community support and Fairview’s commitment to excellence are making the renovation possible. Securing philanthropic support for the project is important. As new donors come forward and additional funds become available, plans include adding three more operative suites, an expanded family lounge, a nursing communication station, a post-anesthesia care unit and more.
“When a woman is working in active labor, having an environment that’s calm and not distracting allows her to focus on doing the job that she’s there to do, which is labor and birth her baby,” says Deb Stealey, certified nurse midwife. “I think it’s just an overall sense of well-being and when patients come into the room, there’s just a sense of feeling nurtured and care for.”

Make a gift today to support renovations at The Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

Taking it to the next level
Now, we are poised to make the birth experience even better for patients like Jennifer—with the support of generous donors like you.

We're embarking on a complete renovation of the Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Our aim is simple: To create the optimal environment for an exceptional care experience for families.

Our vision is to create a state-of-the-art physical environment that is designed to support mothers throughout labor and delivery while assisting staff in providing the highest quality care. At the core of our new design is the desire to provide additional space to accommodate a birthing partner, visitors and all the excitement that comes along with delivery.

Our renovation is about much more than additional space, however. The thoughtful design finds ways to enable nurses to spend as much time with their patients as possible—eliminating many trips out of the room for supplies.

Project features
  • Significantly larger rooms
  • Permanent and portable birth tubs to provide hydrotherapy during labor
  • Soft lighting that offers different options for brightness
  • Cabinetry that covers medical equipment when not in use
  • Sofas that provide space for support people to rest
  • In-room sink for baby's first bath
  • Spacious, spa-like showers
  • Personal refrigerators in the room
  • Larger TVs with DVD players 

You can make a difference
The generous support of donors is making this renovation project possible. Each gift is an invaluable investment in the health and well-being of our community. Your gift will help fund the margin of excellence at Fairview Southdale Hospital and allow us to accomplish far more together than we could do alone.  Make a tax-deductible donation today.

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