October 22, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Photo by Elena Olmstead
Casey Hollenbeck, RNC and manager of the Family Birthing Center at PMH Medical Center, stands in one of the labor and delivery rooms at the hospital. The room is part of a $2.2 million remodel project recently completed at the hospital.

PMH opens new Family Birthing Center

By Elena Olmstead
The doors to the PMH Medical Center Family Birthing Center opened on Sept. 23, turning a once unused portion of the hospital into a warm and inviting place for new mothers and their brand new babies.
"We wanted it to be homey," said Casey Hollenbeck, RNC and manager of the Family Birthing Center.
The creation of the Family Birthing Center turned 11 rooms the hospital had been using for storage into seven. The department is now made up of four large labor and delivery suites and three post partum rooms. The suites are nearly the size of two traditional hospital rooms and feature spa-like bathrooms that have either a jetted bathtub or a spa shower.
Monday was quiet at the Center during the day the cooks attended a staff meeting in the Tri-Cities. However, the noise level was higher in the evening as Kraig was working with the many different levels of tai ji quan.
Tuesday afternoon the pool players were enjoying their games and visiting.The mah jongg ladies were working their way through the session of games in the multi purpose room.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 Chicken pot pie with biscuit topping, green beans, tossed salad with dressing and a banana.
Thursday, Oct. 23 Beef stroganoff over noodles, Harvard beets, broccoli carrot salad and gelatin poke cake.
Friday, Oct. 24 Sweet & Sour pork over confetti rice, oriental vegetables, tossed salad with dressing and cherry crisp.
Monday, Oct. 27 Swiss steak with tomato gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread and an oatmeal raisin cookie.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 Chicken rise casserole, glazed carrots, spinach salad with dressing, wheat bread and pudding.