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Monmouth Medical Center Expands its Maternity Unit to Meet Demand

Kristen Irvine, RN, Kristina Wehrenberg and son
Monmouth Medical Center’s Eisenberg Family Center, where more than 4,500 babies are born each year — the highest number of deliveries in Monmouth and Ocean counties — recently expanded to include a new unit that features additional expansive private postpartum rooms for new mothers. Shown here, Mother/Baby nurse Kristen Irvine, R.N., visits with Kristina Wehrenberg and her son, Blake — the first patients admitted to the new postpartum unit.

Long Branch, N.J. - The birth of a child is one of life’s most wonderful and truly remarkable experiences, and for decades, Monmouth Medical Center has made the experience a happy and healthy one for countless families.

For expectant parents, preparing for a baby requires making many important decisions, including choosing a hospital for the birth of the baby. In Monmouth and Ocean counties, more parents turn to Monmouth Medical Center—where 5,000 babies are expected to be delivered in 2013.

To keep up with the demand, Monmouth Medical Center recently completed an ambitious project to expand The Eisenberg Family Center to include a new unit featuring additional expansive private postpartum rooms for new mothers recovering from childbirth.

“We believe that this project fosters our family-centered care philosophy and promotes mother/baby care as we prepare new families for the journey home,” says Kathleen Windram, R.N., M.S.N., BSHA, administrative director, Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. “While we make these exciting changes, the focus of The Eisenberg Family Center always will remain on the mother, baby and family together.”

The new postpartum pavilion includes private patient rooms that, like the existing postpartum unit, provide homelike accommodations including hotel-like amenities such as flat-screen televisions and WiFi Internet access for women recovering from childbirth, as well as a comfortable environment to welcome family and friends. The new pavilion also houses a newborn nursery with the latest technology to support the highest quality infant care.

Toms River resident Kristina Wehrenberg, who along with her son, Blake, were the first patients admitted to the new unit on August 19, found her spacious suite with sweeping ocean views comfortable and inviting. Noting that Blake was born four weeks prematurely with the sequential birth date and time of 8/19 and 8:20 a.m., she said she welcomed his brother at Monmouth five years ago and added that her childbirth experiences at the hospital have been wonderful.

To learn more about the Eisenberg Family Center at Monmouth Medical Center, or to arrange for a tour of the center, call 732-923-6990.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

Date: August 23, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Brennan

Categories: Press Releases,Women's Health