Hospital for Women and Infants
The Hospital for Women and Infants at Jacobs Medical
Center, opening 2016
With two distinct birth settings and a range of health care providers, UC San Diego Health System offers more childbirth options than anywhere else in San Diego. It is the health care provider of choice in our region for women with complex pregnancies and newborns who need intensive care.
UC San Diego Health System is nationally recognized for our work in caring for women with diabetes, hypertension, twin and triplet pregnancies, and for our fetal surgery service. We are the only facility in southern California to offer fetal surgery or minimally invasive, in-utero fetal therapy to cure or reduce the adverse effects of certain prenatal conditions.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a leader in advanced clinical trials for the care of premature infants, and groundbreaking advances in neonatal nutrition. Our fetal and neonatal survival rates are among the highest in California.
With the incidence of high-risk pregnancies and multiple births on the rise, our community faces a need for additional space and more advanced technologies – all with the goal of helping high-risk babies and their mothers achieve a lifetime of health.
Delivering World-Class Care to Moms and Babies
Delivery Room - Jacobs Medical Center
The Hospital for Women and Infants in the new Jacobs Medical Center will incorporate the latest technologies to provide extraordinary care during pregnancy, delivery and in newborn life. Our staff of world-recognized obstetricians, anesthesiologists, neonatologists and pediatricians will provide the most advanced continuum of health care for both mother and baby – from prenatal care through labor and birth; from fetal interventional surgery to neonatal intensive care – all in a premier facility.
A Comforting Environment for All Types of Births
The plans for the new hospital include a 52-bed NICU for those babies needing long-term, specialized care. The midwifery staffed Birth Center will emphasize wellness and a natural birth experience with minimal medical intervention – with the assurance that the most advanced technology is just moments away if complications arise.
Recognizing the importance of the clinical environment in patient care and recovery, the Hospital for Women and Infants will provide a beautiful and comfortable setting for patients and their families. The Labor and Delivery/Recovery rooms are designed to promote a “home to hotel” style experience, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the unique scenery of La Jolla. The facility will also include relaxation areas for parents and families of infants who must spend extended time at the hospital.
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