April 10, 2012
Team Approach to Individualized Childbirth at New Mission Bay Women's Hospital
The Women's Specialty Hospital at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will set a new standard for patient- and family-centered care when it opens in 2015.
To the midwife who will deliver babies there, the new Women's Specialty Hospital at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will offer abundant opportunities to build on the collegiality UCSF already fosters between patient and provider.
To the nurse who will care for new mothers there, the new hospital will provide a comfortable space where families can gather to celebrate the joy of new life while learning valuable parenting skills.
To the physician who will care for patients there, the hospital will offer the most sophisticated technical capabilities so that every single patient, from the lowest to the highest risk, will receive the best available care.
All of them look forward to opening day in 2015, when they can proudly offer women in the Bay Area and beyond comprehensive health services tailored to their unique needs in a warm and beautiful setting.
With expansive two-story atriums, intimate meditation spaces, beautiful gardens and patient rooms that maximize natural light, the Women's Specialty Hospital at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will set a new standard for patient- and family-centered care.
A major focal point will be the 36-bed birth center, where expectant mothers will receive the care and support they need for the labor and delivery experience they desire. Each birth room will promote a sense of calm for the intimate, anxious and joyful birthing experience, paired with a functional environment for physicians and caregivers to safely perform their services.
A unified group of UCSF doctors, nurses and midwives will bring their shared philosophy of care to the new women's hospital, in which the best evidence-based medicine is combined with a tailored approach for the individual patient. This philosophy, which governs all UCSF obstetric care, has led to some of the lowest C-section rates and highest breastfeeding rates among Bay Area hospitals.