Women’s Services

Sweet Baby Coos Fill Hallways at Sutter Health’s CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Women's Services

Families settle into private maternity suites, with amazing views, designed for comfort and healing


The Petersons, Ryan, Kaitlynn and baby Francis, comfortably settle into their private room at the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO—Little 8-pound, 2-ounce Francis Peterson was wheeled over from St. Luke’s hospital on Saturday, Aug. 25, to applause as he and his mom Kaitlynn Peterson became the first patients at the new Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal Campus Hospital. Francis was the last baby born at CPMC St. Luke’s Campus, which officially opened its doors in 1871.

Dad Santos Iraheta stands proudly alongside Mom, Alejandra Garrajal, and big brothers, Aiden and Jayden Iraheta, as they snuggle Isabella–the first baby born at the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

The next day, at 12:00:24 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, baby Isabella arrived to the delight of parents Alejandra Garrajal and Santos Iraheta. At 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and 20 inches in length—this girl makes history as the first baby born at the hospital.

These babies and families—as well as all others on the maternity unit at the Mission Bernal Campus Hospital— enjoy private rooms, with beautiful views of the city, while receiving specialized attention in a spacious environment from caring clinical teams.

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network officially opened the doors to its CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital Saturday, Aug. 25. This neighborhood-based medical center for all San Franciscans is located at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Street.

The hospital integrates the latest technologies, advanced seismic safety and world-class healthcare into each of its seven floors. Every detail in its maternity, orthopedics, emergency and elder care services are geared toward creating the ideal patient experience.

Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz Earns Two Awards for Excellent Care of Mothers and Newborns

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in Children's Services, Organizational News, Quality, We're Awesome, Women's Services

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, part of the Sutter Health network, announced today it has earned a Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission as well as designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital – two recognitions from prestigious industry groups underscoring the hospital’s outstanding care for families and newborn babies. Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento ‘Super-Preemie’ Is March of Dimes’ Ambassador

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 in Children's Services, Quality, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Uncategorized, Women's Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March of Dimes’ 2018 March for Babies ambassador is 3½-year-old Christian Nathaniel Rios Ashley, whose life was saved due to the advanced care of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento High-Risk Maternity Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Christian, this year’s March of Dimes’ ambassador, with, from left, big brother Devin Ashley, Christian Ashley, mom Christina Rios-Ashley and godmother Andrea Browning.

After trying for several years, Christian’s parents, Christina and Daniel, were thrilled when they got pregnant. But at 22 weeks into her pregnancy, Christina was quickly hospitalized in the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento High Risk Maternity Unit for incompetent uterus. The doctors told Christina, “We need to get this baby to 24 weeks,” where the odds of survival were much higher.

Christian was just 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth.

They came close. Christian was born just a couple days’ shy of 24 weeks and weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces. The doctors prepared both Daniel and Christina for the worst. However, Christian’s parents didn’t give up and knew the Sutter team would do whatever they could to keep their baby alive and growing. Read More

Applications Accepted Soon for Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Women's Services

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Tuesday, August 15. The applications will be open until September 5.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More