Maternal-Fetal Program Records First Birth

(October 2011) June 15 was an important day at the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health, a joint

venture between University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the School of

It was the day of their first delivery.

The delivery took place in the newly constructed Maternal-Fetal Care Unit at Children’s Colorado.
The unit focuses on babies who need unique surgical care within 72 hours of birth and offers access
to a team of adult and pediatric specialists and resources.

Through the same partnership, the East Tower expansion project at Children’s Colorado is under
way, which includes construction of a large, high-risk obstetrical unit to accommodate phased
growth. Mary Beth Martin, RN, will lead the new institute.

She is responsible for integrating the strategic and operational components of the program within and across organizations, and for business and program development including outreach, operational and clinical performance of respective units, financial management and strategic planning.


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