Donors, stakeholders, and elected officials gathered Friday, September 9, to celebrate the completion of a new campaign milestone.
DOYLESTOWN, PA – Doylestown Health celebrated the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new Morel Family Foundation Center for Prenatal Care on Friday, September 9. Morel Prenatal Care opened officially on Monday, September 12, in a new suite on the ground floor of Doylestown Hospital, capable of serving more patients than ever before in response to rising demand for services in the region.
Morel Prenatal Care is named in recognition of the generosity of the Morel Family Foundation. The family Foundation has supported multiple areas across the health system, including underwriting the state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner in the Morel Family MRI Center.
The relocation and complete build-out of Morel Prenatal Care allows for an additional exam room, three ultrasound rooms, two non-stress test rooms, and one observation room. The new center also offers a separate blood draw area and lactation support room, offices, conference rooms, staff lounge, and added storage; features that did not exist in the original space. Services include diagnostic testing during all trimesters, specialized ultrasounds, evaluation services to determine the health of the mother and child prior to birth, and aid for high-risk pregnancies. An experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialist (perinatologist) offers advanced care on-site, managing high-risk pregnancies to provide optimal outcomes. Adjacent to the center is the Beck Family Classroom, offering ample space for educational workshops and classes.
Jim Brexler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Doylestown Health, welcomed guests alongside Marianne Chabot, Chair of the Boards of Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation. Speakers included Helen Hammes, President of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA); Patti Stover, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer; Sue Minio, MSN, RNC-OB, Director of Maternal and Child Services, and Donald Morel, Jr., PhD, on behalf of the Morel Family Foundation.
In addition, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero, Rep. Shelby Labs, and Noni West, Mayor of Doylestown, attended. Each spoke imparting a personal touch to the ceremony. Vail Garvin, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce was also present.
“The dedication of a new center for prenatal care is an important step in our ongoing commitment to providing expert, comprehensive care through every stage of life,” said Brexler. “Doylestown Health is an integral part of the fabric of our growing community. Through maternal and child services, we are able to touch new lives at their earliest stages.”
“We’re thrilled to support the diagnostic efforts of the hospital,” said Morel. “Good care always begins with good diagnostics. And certainly, when it comes to prenatal care, putting new parents at ease, and helping those that might have a worry; I can’t imagine a more productive use of the dollar in the world. Thank you to the staff and everyone for the wonderful work you do.”
“Driven by our patient-first philosophy when designing the new prenatal care center, and as we have done for all of our milestone achievements through One Vision, our top priority has been considering the needs and comfort of our patients—both now and in the future,” said Stover.
Minio explained, “At Doylestown Hospital, we provide comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered Prenatal Care focused on health, testing, and prenatal care, geared toward individual needs. We look forward to the opportunities the opening of Morel Prenatal Care creates to better serve our patients.”
Morel Prenatal Care was announced as a priority of the One Vision Campaign in 2020. Upcoming campaign priority milestones include the reconstruction of Children’s Village, the early childhood education center on the campus of Doylestown Hospital, expanding and renovating Interventional Radiology at Doylestown Hospital, the renovation of the Catheterization Laboratory including an additional Hybrid Procedural Suite, and further hospital updates to enhance patient access and comfort, and continue to offer the most advanced medicine and treatment options available.
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About ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched a $100-million comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
Philanthropic support of the One Vision Campaign funds transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers and technology. For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215-345-2009.
About Doylestown Health Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to support patient care excellence and improve quality of life for the patients and families we serve. Doylestown Health relies on each and every philanthropic gift, no matter the size, to deliver the highest level of patient care with the most advanced technologies and treatment options.