Women’s healthcare took a giant leap forward when St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas opened its new multi-million-dollar Women’s Wellness Center last week.
At approximately 8,000 square feet, it is one of the largest such centers in Northern Kentucky. But it’s much more than size that makes this state-of-the-art facility unique. It’s also the posh surroundings, seamless delivery of care, and up-to-the-second technology that you’ve come to expect from all things St. Elizabeth.
“This center for women’s wellness is both technologically advanced and beautiful to behold,” said St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Chief Operating Officer Thomas Saalfeld.
“It’s the perfect setting for our skilled medical professionals to deliver a large spectrum of wellness services to women from all over the area.” Full Spectrum of Services in One Convenient Location
The center offers women a broad array of services in a soothing, spa-like setting on the hospital’s second floor. St. Elizabeth System Director for Women and Children Laurie Conkright said that when administrators asked Northern Kentucky women what type of center they wanted at their Fort Thomas hospital, the overwhelming majority of women pointed to centers already open at St. Elizabeth Covington and Edgewood as prime examples.
“Women told us they really liked the kind of one-stop shopping experience offered at those Women’s Wellness Centers,” Conkright said.
“So we really wanted to provide that same kind of feeling and experience for the people of Fort Thomas with a very comfortable environment offering state-of-the-art medicine with all the latest diagnostic equipment.”
The center’s dedicated group of physicians, cancer surgeons, nurses and technicians are all skilled in the most advanced medicine and the use of the latest diagnostic technology to obtain the clearest picture of each woman’s health. The center features a pair of digital mammography machines, a stereotactic room, ultrasound technology, bone density scanners and a women’s boutique, as well as educational, exam and consultation rooms.
“Aside from mammography and bone density testing services, we offer breast biopsy, ultrasound, genetic counseling and the services of our nurse navigators, all in one easy-to-reach space at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas,” said Women’s Wellness Nurse Manager Toni Carle.
“Before, all these services were spread out across the facility. Now, by bringing them all together in this beautiful space, it really helps streamline everything from diagnosis to treatment.”
A Calming, Comfortable Environment
When planning the center, St. Elizabeth leaders remained ever-mindful of the fact that medical tests and procedures can often be unsettling. That’s why so much time and thought was invested to create a calming environment at the new Fort Thomas center.
By working with a team of veteran healthcare architects and interior designers, St. Elizabeth has succeeded in creating a welcoming and peaceful place for the area’s premier women’s healthcare services.
“The colors used in the center are very feminine, but still very bold, including large-patterned carpeting and rich, darker-colored accent walls that give you a different feel and perception of things,” said St. Elizabeth Assistant Facilities Management Director Patrick Wilgenbusch.
We used a lot of different materials, too, like art glass and ceramic tile with lush colors, like browns and golds and rich reds. I think when it’s all said and done, it comes together very nicely to portray a new concept at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas that I think women will really like.”
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