Free Birthday Party for Expectant to Experienced Moms to Celebrate New Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center

Contact:Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager

Free Birthday Party for Expectant to Experienced Moms to Celebrate New Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center

Like any expectant parent, over the past nine months the Jane H. Booker Women's and Children's Center at Riverview Medical Center has been carefully planning for a new arrival. Recently, Riverview officially welcomed two precious new additions to our family: completely renovated Labor & Delivery Rooms and Post Partum Rooms.

These rooms overlook the beautiful Navesink River, creating a soothing environment for all patients and quality comfort for overnight guests. The careful planning of these rooms involved several focus groups including speaking with patients, nurses and physicians to determine what direction the new Center would take. Feedback from the focus groups helped Riverview decide on a new color scheme of brown and sage, as well as to identify those specific things that would make the stay of the mother, father and child much more comfortable (i.e. more comfortable, fold-flat sleeper chairs for father's staying over).

Community members were able to follow the year-long campaign, "Expecting Great Things," and help the Medical Center mark exciting milestones during the renovation. Riverview is now welcoming the community to visit the Medical Center on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m., for a sneak peek at the new Center.

This "birthday party" features lots of activities for expectant to experienced moms, alike. Riverview's Concierge Care specialists will guide guests through various activities that make moms feel great, such as: hair, make-up and personal stylist consultations, mini massages, photos by Bella Baby Photography and organic baby food demonstrations.

Some of the "Mommy Experience" vendors on-hand will be:

Salon Coco Bond: easy hair styles for on-the-go moms

Mommy-Moves: fitness stroller techniques

Mary Kay Beauty Consultants: quick make-up tips

Spa 500: personal mini massages

Bella Baby Photography: samples of in-room baby photography

Ann Taylor Loft: quick and easy looks for moms

Happy Baby Foods: organic baby food demonstrations and sampling

Staying Sane: tips on how to pack a proper diaper bag

Sweetest Sin Boutique: personal bra fittings

And whether guests are interested in a "conceptionmoon," "babymoon," or a night away from the kids, all attendees will be entered to win a five-course dinner and wine pairing for two at Red Restaurant in Red Bank, and a night's stay at the waterfront Oyster Point Hotel.

While it takes on a fresh new look, the Center will continue to feature the many things that have made welcoming a baby at Riverview so special for thousands of families over the years: exceptional and highly experienced physicians, Magnet-recognized nurses, private rooms, many with views of the Navesink River, and extra special attention through Riverview's Concierge Care, which provides access to everything from bedside spa services to special deliveries from local restaurants.

Riverview is home to a highly experienced Laborist Team of obstetricians, as well as fertility and neonatal specialists who together provide a high comprehensive level of care for both mother and child. Also, as a member of Meridian Health, Riverview also has direct access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and advanced pediatric care services at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital.

The event is free but registration is required. To register, please call 1-800-DOCTORS. To learn more about the exciting experiences planned for the birthday party visit:

About Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 471-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview's Jane H. Booker Women and Children's Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County's only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnifeR system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit