The same analgesic offered for dental procedures is now being offered to laboring moms at The Birth Center at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Nitrous oxide is the latest option for patients coping with pain during labor – whether it’s contractions, IV start-ups or lab procedures. HCMC began offering it early this year with overwhelmingly positive results.
“Nitrous oxide is quick to set up, great for any time during labor, and it’s safe for both mom and baby,” explains Sara Wendt, Clinical Care Supervisor at The Birth Center. “Many of our moms are looking for a natural experience. Nitrous oxide combined with our Doula program, aromatherapy, and hydrotherapy offer women many options to reach that goal.” Continue reading “HCMC offering nitrous oxide to help moms cope with pain during labor”→
Newly remodeled, expanded clinic opens February 12
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has recently completed an expansion and remodel of its Comprehensive Cancer Center to better serve its patients and families.
“A cancer diagnosis can already be overwhelming,” explains Kelly Porter, Practice Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. “And we already offer excellent, patient-centered care. But we wanted our physical environment to enhance that experience. We’re so happy that we now have an additional 4,238 square feet of space to create a more comfortable area for our patients and families.”
The newly expanded and remodeled location includes 5 more exam rooms as well as an additional counseling room and special procedure room in a cheerful, comfortable atmosphere bathed in warm lighting. An open house will take place on Tuesday, February 11 from 2-6 p.m. and the new area opens the following day.
Who: HCMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center What: Open House to celebrate remodeled, expanded Cancer Center When: Tuesday, February 11 from 2-6 p.m. Where: 913 South 7th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
The fully accredited Comprehensive Cancer Center team includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, advanced practice providers, and specially trained RNs in complementary therapy. It has also been awarded a certificate of approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Conveniently located downtown Minneapolis on HCMC’s campus, the Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to providing the finest in cancer-related services through an integrated system of health and social services. For more information about Hennepin County Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit hcmc.org.