Mercy Medical Center has new plans for June

May 18, 2012 by  

If your baby is due this summer, he or she could be born in a spanking new childbirth and children’s center with views of the Baltimore skyline for her family to enjoy with her.

Mercy Medical Center’s new $41.5 million childbirth and children’s center, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, located at 345 Saint Paul Place in downtown Baltimore, will be open to the public on June 10.

The 70,000-square foot facility resides in at least two floors of the fresh-faced hospital structure which, significantly, ends the second stage of a hospital project which began in December 2010.

The goal of the center is to foster mother and baby intimacy in a family-centered environment. This is evident in the smaller nursery space and loftier, private accommodations in which whole families can sleep and gather with the baby nearby.

At this time, Baltimore brochure printers are producing glossy brochures of these rooms with downtown views, sleeper sofas, and hardwood flooring, so potential patients will be able to make significant decisions about the place they choose to have their babies.

In the brochure, the printing company will include a passage about future projects the hospital will be carrying out in the new building. High-risk mothers, for instance, would certainly be glad to know that the hospital’s program for ailments like high blood pressure and gestational diabetes will be located in the same building as the childbirth center.

The center was named after benefactor and nurse practitioner, Mary Catherine Bunting, known for her volunteering and philanthropy in the area.