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Olmsted Medical Center gives sneak peek at Women's Health Pavilion

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With the opening of Olmsted Medical Center's new women's health facility a few months away, OMC gave a sneak peek Monday at the new pavilion.

The Women's Health Pavilion is set to open Oct. 2, and is part of an effort help make patients feel more at home. From the outside, the spacious 85,000 square foot facility looks nearly finished, with new facades and space for landscaping. However, crews remain hard at work inside constructing what will be the new BirthCenter.

The facility will include private delivery rooms, postpartum and recovery rooms. Services expand far beyond just pregnancy care, and include obstetrics, gynecology, family medicine, as well as plastic surgery and psychiatric treatment.

The facility will double the size of the current hospital and is all apart of OMC's goal to expand women's health in southeastern Minnesota.

"We see women twice as often at our facilities as children and men combined," said Jeremy Salucka of Olmsted Medical Center's marketing department. "Now that's not because women need more health care for any particular reason, but it tends to be because they're the health care decision makers and they're deciding who goes where and when."

The existing facility will also receive some upgrades, including renovations to both the exterior and interior of the building. The entire project will cost $25 million to complete.

Although the official opening is in October, patients could be receiving treatment there as early as mid-September.

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