Fudge Family Birthing Suites – Hoag Hospital Irvine
Hoag is a nonprofit regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California. In order to meet the needs and desires of today’s expectant and new mothers, the Fudge Family Birthing Suites accommodate evolving trends in women’s health, offering integrated single room maternity care to support Irvine’s ever-growing population.
Partnered with Hoag, the design team was tasked with reimagining maternity care delivery bringing crucial women’s services to the Hoag Hospital Irvine. The project area is located within the 1st floor of the existing patient tower and a building expansion under the 2nd floor overhang of the 1st floor. The project also incorporated a new reception waiting area for the main hospital. The space embraces its ground-floor location to include a dedicated lobby and private, locally inspired, outdoor garden walk to serve as a calming amenity for expectant mothers. The unit features 12 birthing suites, two C-section operating rooms, nursery, and support spaces. The new suites offer the ability for moms-to-be to experience labor, delivery and the first precious moments with their newborns all in the same room.
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