Roseville, Sacramento, South Sacramento

Women and Children’s Center celebrates its first birthday

Harry Besso is among the 4,953 children born during the inaugural year of our new Women and Children’s Center in Roseville. The new facility celebrated its own first birthday on January 13.“I couldn’t have expected more or had a better experience as a first-time mother,” says Patty Besso. “It was a beautiful facility, and the staff was so supportive and respectful. The birthing room had everything we needed, and my husband Robert stayed with me in our own private room after Harry was born. It was a very positive, seamless experience.”

The 174-bed facility is the largest birthing center in the Greater Sacramento area. It features 24-hour midwifery services for low-risk patients and a specialized obstetrical staff for high-risk pregnancies. It also has the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Placer County and one of the largest teams of pediatric specialists in Greater Sacramento.

Carolyn Odell, MD, hospital chief for Women’s Health, remembers once looking out across an empty field and envisioning a family-centered facility that would support expectant parents in designing their own birthing journey. Besso’s birth story was just what she had in mind.

“It makes me feel so good to hear these stories,” she says, “because it’s our vision come to life.”

In its first year, more than 1,900 children underwent surgery, nearly 800 babies were discharged from the NICU, and 2,200 children were discharged from Pediatrics and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Learn more about our Women and Children’s Center or take a virtual tour.

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