Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center Completes Maternity Center Expansion Project

Providing a full range of services before, during, and after childbirth

Media Contact: Cristina Cortez, (805) 988-2848

OXNARD, CA – July 27, 2021 – St. John's Regional Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, is pleased to announce the completion of its newly expanded Maternity Center, which includes a new conveniently located entrance for all maternity services. This milestone marks the completion of the hospital's expansion and modernization project.

The expanded Maternity Center features a new private entrance (off Williams Drive), a dedicated lobby and waiting room, two new private and a shared triage rooms, and four new labor and delivery rooms.

“The expanded and modernized Maternity Center is a place for mothers and their babies to receive the best, most personalized care available, said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo. “Our comprehensive services, family-centered approach and exceptional care team provide a nurturing environment that prioritizes our patients’ privacy, safety and comfort during such a special time in their lives.”

The new private entrance and reconfigured center mitigate the need for pregnant women to enter through the Emergency Department for maternity services. The dedicated access conveniently connects to maternity registration, triage, labor and delivery, the mother-infant unit, lactation services, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

As part of the Maternity Center expansion, SJRMC also opened the doors to the first all-private room, Level III NICU in Ventura County in September 2020. The new family-centered unit features 20 private rooms, allowing a parent to stay overnight with their newborn. The unit exceeds the hospital's previous NICU size, which included two open layout rooms that grouped patients into eight-bed pods. The new space has two isolation rooms, rooms that adjoin to accommodate twins, and a family lounge with a kitchenette and shower to ensure the parents' comfort.

The Maternity Center at SJRMC offers a loving start for every baby and loving care for every mom. Our private labor and delivery and recovery suites are equipped with advanced equipment to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. SJRMC has obstetricians on-site 24/7 and highly trained labor, delivery, and pediatric nurses to ensure that mothers and babies receive the highest level of care at all times. To learn more about the Maternity and Birthing Center at SJRMC visit, dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional.

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About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a 265-bed acute care, award-winning facility. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, St. John’s is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, St. John’s is highly recognized in the community for excellence in cardiac care. Our Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our Integrated Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC houses a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to the tiniest patients as well as a Beacon Award-Winning Intensive Care Unit. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional.