Sampson Regional Medical Center strives for excellence when coming to the care of its patients. As part of those efforts, personnel have been working on giving the third floor in the obstetrics department a facelift.
According to Jill Cairney, marketing specialist for the hospital, for the last few weeks, the OB unit of the hospital has been receiving a few changes. During the hospital’s facelift, the third floor wing received new flooring and updated paint throughout the unit, in addition to a special personal touch the hospital plans to add.
“We would like to change and update our appearance to provide a more appealing look to our OB unit,” Cairney said. “We have amazing staff here that provide our patients with amazing care. We want to continue to strive to be the number one provider of choice for all age range for patients of Sampson County.”
At the present time, the OB unit has three labor and delivery rooms and 14 post-partum rooms. While the hospital stays busy with deliveries, Cairney said they would like to see more people in the area utilizing the services SRMC has to offer. As an avenue to draw more patients to the local hospital, Cairney said changes are being made.
“The OB unit is looking amazing,” Cairney said. “The floors are gorgeous and the fresh paint has brightened up the unit immensely. We cannot wait until we are completely done with all the updates.”
Cairney and other hospital staff aren’t the only ones happy with the changes. According to the marketing specialist, visitors, patients and employees have been raving about the updates.
In addition to the unit’s new flooring and paint job, the staff will be updating the decor throughout the halls with photos of newborns who have been born at SRMC.
In an effort to get the walls covered with the newborn pictures, Cairney is asking for help spreading the word to local photographers asking for prints of newborns.
“We want to place professional baby pictures throughout the hallways in the OB unit,” Cairney said. “We are hoping that we can get local photographers, or locals who used outside photographers, to donate prints, as a donation in-kind, of newborns that have been birthed at our facility. We will showcase these babies on the walls for others to see and allow the photographers to tastefully place their logo in the corner of the photo.”
According to Cairney, photographers may place their logo, tastefully, on the right, bottom corner of each photo. Photographers must gain consent from their clients to share the photo within the facility. After consent is arranged, a photo release form must signed by a parent/legal guardian.
“We would also like to encourage parents of babies born at SRMC to contact their photographers if they would like to have their baby featured on our walls,” Cairney said.
According to Cairney, there are ground rules for photographers. A photographer must have a known website, with portfolio; logo must be placed tastefully in corner; and a donation in-kind form may be filled out upon request.
Portraits can be donated in various sizes. Sizes accepted are 10X13, 11X14, 12X16, 14X18, 16X20, 18X24, 20X24 and 24X30.
“We really want to be able to receive different sizes of prints, so we can create groupings and ‘clouds’ of photos on the walls,” Cairney added. “There are currently about 20 blank walls that we plan to decorate.”
Frames can also be donated, also an in-kind donation. Proof of cost for frames to be submitted. Frames can be white, black or silver to maintain the color scheme of the hospital.
“We absolutely cannot wait to have this project completed and see all the beautiful babies that were born here displayed,” Cairney said. “This project will produce such a fresh look for the facility and really let our patients know how proud we are that they chose us to take care of them during such a wonderful time in their lives.”
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