Press Release

July 09, 2020

The New Boven Birth Center Opens at Holland Hospital: Where Technology Meets Tenderness

HOLLAND, MI – It’s a wrap— the three-phase 35,000 gross square foot renovation project of the Boven Birth Center is complete!  To ensure moms-to-be continue to have a safe and exceptional birth experience, Holland Hospital’s new Boven Birth Center now features:

  • 21 private mother-baby rooms
  • 8 labor-delivery-recovery rooms
  • 2-bed post-anesthesia care unit
  • 2 operating suites
  • 4 private triage rooms
  • 2 nurse stations
  • Well-baby Nursery
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Conference space and staff support areas

“The completion of the Boven Birth Center expansion marks the end of a three-year journey, but more importantly, the beginning of a vision coming to life as a best-in-class program that will serve families in our community for decades to come,” said Kathy Nania, RN, MS, administrative director of inpatient nursing and Boven Birth Center. “Our entire staff deserves special recognition for their flexibility and creativity in ensuring continued high standards of care were met throughout each phase.” Construction was completed over a three year time period to better accommodate the existing birthing unit, which remained fully operational throughout the entire process and allowed for decisive scheduling of work. Strategic planning sessions with the Owner, Consultants and Construction Manager early in design helped identify specific needs for all trades, establish an essential timeline for deliverables and construction, and plan for peak census days while considering patient, family and staff satisfaction. M&CA provided all programming, planning, architecture and interior design services.

Holland Hospital is the leading hospital in the West Michigan lakeshore area, serving the health care needs of the greater Holland area and surrounding communities throughout Ottawa and Allegan counties. The nonprofit hospital was founded over 90 years ago and has expanded as the needs have grown. Their commitment to top-quality care is backed by an investment in the most advanced technology and treatment for patients. Healthgrades has designated Holland Hospital one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America for four years in a row and consistently performs among the top 1% when compared to nearly 4,500 hospitals across the nation.

Since 1974, Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC (M&CA) has specialized in the planning and design of health care environments. Through the passion of our creative effort, we have emerged today as one of the nation’s few firms exclusively dedicated to health care architecture. We are committed to collaborating with our clients by understanding the challenges and recognizing the opportunities.  Our singular focus on designing and creating health care environments and our productive client partnerships result in highly individualized planning recommendations to address the unique requirements of each project. Though a proven process of listening, asking, and creating, we translate dialogue into design.

For more information contact:
Randall R. Bacidore, AIA, Principal
Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC

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