If a woman decides to start a family, she can count on skilled, personalized care offered by the Women and Infants Center of Excellence. “We have many well-qualified OB/GYNs, so it’s easy for a woman to find a physician who works well for her,” says Katie Rose, R.N., administrative director of Women and Infants Services. The hospital also offers a prenatal lecture series.
At delivery time, moms-to-be are in expert hands at Alta Bates Summit. “Physicians, nurses, and anesthesiologists are available in-house, 24 hours a day, in case there’s any kind of problem,” Katie says. About 8,000 babies are born at Alta Bates Summit each year, so the team draws on a wealth of experience. Another benefit: Virtually every new mom gets a private room, with family time encouraged.
Because some pregnancies have complications, an antepartum unit is available for expectant moms who need tobe admitted to the hospital early. And for babies who are premature or need extra care, Alta Bates Summit has an extraordinary newborn intensive care unit, staffed by a skilled and experienced team of neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, and audiologists.