THE MICHIGAN DAILY WED
NEW MATERNITY HOSPITAL-Located just east of University
Hospital, the ultra-modern new Maternity Hospital has facilities
for 77 patients and 82 babies. Work was begun on the building
early in 1947 and it was completed at a cost of $1,725,000 this year.
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New Building To House
Mothers, 82 Babies
[ODERN WASHER-STERILIZER-Senior nursing student Dorthea Rogers (above) demonstrates
[e Maternity Hospital's unique high-speed washer-sterilizer. Located in a utility room immedi-
tely adjacent to the delivery rooms, the washer-sterilizer has been designed so that the dirty in-
truments and utensils can be brought in through one door and be taken out clean and sterilized
hrough another door.
Unhampered by snow-choked Ann Arbor streets, 26 women pa-
tients and 24 babies were moved into the University's new $1,725,000
Maternity Hospital yesterday.
The babies and patients were moved from the antiquated old Ma-
ternity Hospital in accordance with a carefully worked-out time
HAZEL M. AVERY, supervisor of nurses in the new hospital and
director of the transfer, carried the first baby into the hospital shortly
after 8 a.m. He was Stephen Marsh Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Prentiss Brown, jr., of Ann Arbor, and grandson of former U.S. Sena-
tor Prentiss Brown of Detroit.
Patients whose babies had been born within the last five days
came on stretchers in ambulances while others made the trip in
a University bus.
Three newborn babies and one premature infant maIe the trip
COMBINING OUTPATIENT and inpatient service with addi-
tional teaching facilities for medical and nursing students, the New
Maternity Hospital has accommodations for 77 patients and 82 babies.
The outpatient clinic, located near the main entrance on the
first floor, is equipped with six examining rooms, two offices for
doctors, an infants' examining room and a special room in which
mothers returning for post-natal care can nurse their babies.
In addition, there is a staff room, classrooms, library facilities
and specially equipped laboratories.
Another feature of the first floor is the Norman R. Kretz-
schmar Galen Memorial Room. This luxurious room, designed as
a medical student lounge, has been furnished by funds donated
by associates of Dr. Kretzschmar and the Galens Society,
Dr. Kretzschmar was a former staff member in the Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology who died on May 5, 1943.
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THE ULTRA-MODERN delivery room section is located in the
front portion of the second floor. It has its own nurses' station, six
labor rooms, two delivery rooms and one operating room.
Each delivery room is equipped with stainless steel delivery
and operating tables described as "the most efficiently designed
ones available." They were installed at a cost of nearly $1,000
Flush panel lights run across the ceilings and one entire wall of
each delivery and operating room is.constructed of opaque glass block
providing complete illumination.
ALL ELECTRICAL switches in the delivery rooms are explosion
proof and the walls are equipped with automatic clocks and special
timing aparatus, as well as ducts for automatically- piped-in oxygen
and air pressure.
The delivery room section also includes a "scrub area" for doc-
tors and a utility room for cleaning instruments and utensils which
includes a high-speed washer-sterilizer.
The central corridor linking the delivery room unit to the east
side of the building has the first of the unique "bulkhead" nurs-
eries. This small nursery, immediately adjacent to a four-bed
ward and two two-bed wards for mothers, has two four-bassinet
nurseries with a glass window between so that one nurse can keep
watch over both.
The second floor is also equipped with a laboratory, a treatment
room, a four-bassinet nursery for premature babies, a room where
mothers will be instructed in the care of babies, the patients' nurs-
ing station and special waiting rooms for harried fathers.
THE THIRD FLOOR of the Maternity Hospital houses 21 rooms
for 46 patients and four nurseries with 30 bassinets. All of the single
and double rooms, as well as the four-bed wards are colorfully deco-
rated in soft shades of blues, greens and yellows, avoiding the "clinical
white" color schemes of older hospitals.
Each bedroom is furnished with self-adjustable beds and spe-
cial lighting and signal facilities.
The entire building has been functionally designed for convenient
maintenance, the corridor walls being covered with a special type of
linoleum and the floors are rubber. In addition, doors and windows
all fit flush so that there are no projecting areas where dust and dirt
THE FOURTH FLOOR is entirely devoted to housing facilities
for doctors on call, medical students and postgraduate physicians.
There are accommodations for 16 persons, as well as a lounge and kit-
AUTOMATIC 'TRAVEYOR'-Rhoda Reddig (center), director of the School of Nursing and Director
of the University Hospital Nursing Service explains equipment in the the modern kitchen 'unit of
the Maternity Hospital to visitors touring the building. The kitchen features an automatic con-
veyor belt (center) along which trays move while being filled with food.
NURSING STATION-Senior nursing students Dorthea Rogers (foreground), Marilyn Merrill
(standing left) and Millicent Percy are shown manning one of the Maternity Hospital's nursing
stations. Located on each floor near patients' rooms and adjacent to the second floor delivery
section, the nursing stations are equipped with call systems from patients' rooms.
'U' Dean Will
Dean Lloyd S. Woodburne, of
the literary college, has been ap-
pointed by the Board of Higher
Education of New York City to
st'udy the faculty personnel poli-
cies of four municipal colleges of
He will study policies of faculty
promotions and organization and
make suggestions for Hunter Col-
lege, QueensiCollege, Brooklyn
College and City College of New
York. The study will be financed
by a $12,000 grant fron the Car-
He will spend three or four days
each month in New York to study
the problem and will continue the
study during the summer.
Dean Woodburne's appointment
came in part as a result of his sur-
vey of 46 colleges and universi-
ties, "Faculty Personnel Policies in
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'BULKHEAD' NURSERIES-Two members of the new Maternity
Hospital staff are shown inside one of the unique "bulkhead" nur-
series. Located on the second floor, the four-bassinet nurseries
are immediately adjacent to mothers' rooms, and are separated by
heavy glass windows.
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