Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced that Dr. Sharmilee Thota has joined its staff of physicians and medical providers as it expands its maternity and gynecology services that it offers to the community.
Hospital President and CEO Judith A. Maness, FACHE, announced that Thota has joined obstetricians and gynecologists Judy A. Wesolowski, MD, and Mark Weissman, MD, and Andrea Rosati, NP, in the expanded service.
"Mount St. Mary's has been delivering babies and providing women's services since 1907, and the professionals joining us now build on our legacy of quality in this important service area for the community," Maness said. "In addition, our Mount St. Mary's Foundation is having great response to its initiative to raise $1 million to continue the renovations and acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment to further enhance this service for the comfort and safety of the women and babies we serve."
Mount St. Mary's has completed the first phase of the remodeling, which includes the addition of physician offices and treatment areas on the hospital second floor where maternity services are provided.
"Having the offices in one section and a secure labor and delivery area and nursery in another section of the same floor is adding to the convenience and safety for our patients," she said.
Next steps in the expansion plan include:
•Complete renovation of the old delivery rooms to create three state-of-the-art labor/delivery/recovery rooms.
•Renovation of 10 patient rooms to create private rooms that can accommodate fathers, and make it easier for siblings to come and visit with their newest family members.
•Relocation of the newborn nursery and installation of state-of-the-art care and security systems.
•Creation of a more welcoming place for fathers and families while increasing security
•Creation of a state-of-the-art training room, where staff can hone their skills in high-risk birth scenarios to be prepared for any contingency that may occur in the newly upgraded facility.
•Renovation of a second surgical suite on the floor to concentrate on GYN surgeries for enhanced patient comfort and quality
Margaret Brady is the director of women's services at Mount St. Mary's.