News in Brief
ASPEN ” Mass for J.E. DeVilbiss will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church.
A community service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Paepcke Auditorium, with a reception at 4:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the St. Mary Catholic Church’s homeless shelter, or the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.
ASPEN ” The Aspen Birth Center at Aspen Valley Hospital will be the site of an open house for the public from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 4.
The Birth Center, which opened in May, features four private labor/delivery/recovery rooms, four private post-partum rooms, one room for all aspects of the birthing experience, and a nurses’ station.
The related renovation of the old obstetrical unit, nearing completion, has a nursery, ante-partum room for assessment and observation, education room, family waiting area and sleep room for obstetricians and nurse midwives.
The Aspen Birth Center represents Phase 1 of the hospital’s master plan. The remaining three phases of the plan are currently in the conceptual review process by the city of Aspen.
Those planning to attend the open house should RSVP to Aspen Valley Hospital at 544-1296. Refreshments will be served and tours of the birth center will be conducted.
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