BELOIT, WI. (December 16, 2021) — Beloit Health System (BHS) is excited to announce a new venture of a Freestanding Birth Center scheduled to break ground next August and be open by early 2023. The Freestanding Birth Center is a healthcare facility that will use an alternative care model to provide services during pregnancy, labor/delivery and postpartum care. The center will offer the comforts of home, fully equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, a family waiting room, kitchen, and other amenities, located in close proximity to medical access if necessary.
This service will provide a safe, alternative model of patient care that focuses on a natural birth center where low risk patients can give birth in a natural setting. Wellness is the primary focus and is in alignment and complementary to the NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus. Additionally, the center will provide another avenue for meeting needs of underserved clientele. “We are proud to bring this higher level of care to the NorthPointe campus to serve our patients in the region. This is a unique service that is not currently provided in Southern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois. The center will focus on the entire family experience. The center will improve access and quality for low risk pregnancies,” stated Tim McKevett, President and CEO.
“BHS continuously looks for ways to help improve access and care in our community. This center will offer licensed, qualified obstetric/pediatric consultants, and as a freestanding facility, it will be fully equipped to provide care and located in a serene environment. In following the mission of BHS, we are proud to be a leader in regional health and wellness services, delivering high quality, value and satisfaction to our patients and the communities we serve,” commented Sharon Cox, Vice President, RN, Chief Nursing Officer.
About Beloit Health System
Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.