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NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center last month unveiled a half-million dollars in renovations to its women’s services floor, including upgrades to its labor and delivery suites.

The new unit offers all-private, homelike accommodations in six new rooms where women remain throughout the birthing and recovery process, as well as a dedicated operating room for Caesarean section deliveries, a nursery, five private patient rooms and two outpatient rooms.

Hospital officials held a ribbon cutting on the second floor of the Mary C. Dyster Women’s Health Pavilion.

The hospital saw a 41 percent increase in OB/GYN surgeries last year, and 66 more babies were delivered last year compared to 2010, the hospital said in a news release.