Maple Grove Hospital recently announced the birth of their 4,000th baby during 2013.
Henry Thomas Good of St. Michael was born to Emmy and Thomas Good at 10:24 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Henry was delivered by Dr. Christine Sarkinen of Oakdale OB/GYN and nurse Nhia Lee.
Maple Grove Hospital opened in December of 2009 and did not expect to exceed delivery volumes over 10,000 until early 2017. However, they did just that reaching the 10,000 baby milestone in May of this year.
Danielle Johnson, Communications Coordinator at Maple Grove Hospital said the hospital has had over 13,000 babies born there since it’s opening.
“The attraction to Maple Grove Hospital has been tremendously positive. We partner with more than 50 OB/GYN providers delivering babies, and parents choosing to come to Maple Grove Hospital from as far as Brainerd, Willmar and cities in Wisconsin,” said Linda Engdahl, Director of Women & Children’s Services. “Our approach to how we deliver care and the environment that we provide, is attracting parents to choose to deliver at Maple Grove Hospital. The staff we have hired are exceeding patients’ expectations by listening and responding to their needs in a very individualized approach, setting Maple Grove Hospital apart.”
In 2012, Maple Grove Hospital had the second highest delivery volume in the state. Johnson added there more than 4,000 babies born at the hospital in 2013. She said there have already been 130 babies born at the hospital in 2014 so far.
“We except to see continued growth in the number of babies born at Maple Grove Hospital this year and in future years,” Johnson said.
The hospital has made accommodations for the increase in births at the hospital. Johnson added, “Last year during our renovations, we added four additional private suites in our Family Birth Center for a total of 10, as well as added seven beds to our Special Care Nursery, which now has 12 beds, to accommodate the growing needs of the community.”
At Maple Grove Hospital, staff inspires each other to give its patients and their families’ compassionate, remarkable care. Together, delivering health care as it ought to be is the hospital’s vision and helps it to consistently strive to provide the best quality of care in a safe, secure and healing environment.