Mercy in Williston Opens New Outpatient Surgery Center and BirthPlace
Hospital, civic and church leaders gathered to bless and cut the ribbon on the new Outpatient Surgery Center and BirthPlace at Mercy Medical Center, Williston, ND.
Mercy Medical Center, Williston, ND, and CHI hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 12 to celebrate and bless a new Outpatient Surgery Center and BirthPlace. The main level of the building features the Outpatient Surgery Center, with three state-of the-art operating rooms and future space for a fourth. There are two procedure rooms, four recovery bays and eight private rooms for day surgery patients. For patients who require a longer recovery period, the second floor houses eight private extended stay rooms.
In addition to the surgical recovery unit, the second level includes the only hospital-based outpatient birthing facility in the Northwest U.S., The BirthPlace at Mercy, which has eight labor, delivery and recovery suites. Laboring mothers will present to the BirthPlace to be admitted. After giving birth, mothers who desire a traditional recovery period will be transferred to the existing obstetrical unit in the hospital, while patients who are medically cleared and choose to recover in the new facility will stay up to 23 hours after giving birth.
Pictured are Deacon Jim Haga; Father Raymond Aydt; Ward Koeser, mayor of Williston; Matt Grimshaw, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center; Steven Taylor, vice president of finance for CHI’s Fargo Division; and Steve Oyloe, chair of the board of Mercy Medical Center.