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Health care tailored for her

Dignity Health knows you deserve personalized care that 
fits your needs and lifestyle, and we want to help you 
achieve your health care goals.

 

Women's Services

Addressing a woman's individual health care needs is a commitment we make by providing comprehensive care and support at all stages of her life. This includes not just gynecology and maternity care, but also aspects of cardiology and oncology that are unique to women.

Dignity Health Women's Center—Southwest

The Dignity Health Women's Center—Southwest provides comprehensive care for women's health needs. Our specialists are trained to provide primary and preventive health care for women of all ages.

Gynecologic services

Dignity Health is focused on providing the best health care options for the many conditions that affect our female patients. Common conditions we treat at Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause
  • Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Cysts

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At risk for bladder control issues?

Urinary incontinence—or the loss of bladder control—can become increasingly problematic when it begins to interfere with everyday life. This common condition affects men and women of all ages. Urinary incontinence is treatable, yet many are too embarrassed to discuss the subject with a doctor. This bladder control assessment is a simple and confidential way to learn more about urinary incontinence and determine your risk factors for developing the condition.

Take this quick assessment to:

  • Understand symptoms, causes, and types of urinary incontinence
  • Determine your risk factors for developing urinary incontinence
  • Learn which lifestyle factors can increase or decrease your risk

Women and cancer

Dignity Health Bakersfield is dedicated to providing supportive care for every step of a woman's cancer experience. From detection and treatment, to recovery and support through our cancer patient navigator, our hospitals are home to the latest diagnostic technology and advanced surgical options.We provide patients a full range of cancer services including the area's only inpatient oncology unit and the newest radiation and chemotherapy options through our partnership with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.

Mammography

Getting a mammogram is still the gold standard for breast cancer detection and the American Cancer Society recommends an annual mammography screening for all healthy women beginning at age 40. Mammograms help doctors detect abnormalities and changes in breast tissue before they start to cause symptoms. Early detection and treatment of breast cancer can be lifesaving.

The Women's Imaging Center at Mercy Hospital Southwest offers digital mammography services with Computer Aided Detection technology, breast ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy. Our team is made up of board-certified radiologists and registered imaging technologists. They work together to produce quality images and evaluations for our patients and their doctors.

Cardiovascular care for women

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. It can affect women of any age, at any time. It also affects them differently from men. Mercy and Memorial Hospitals work closely to provide educational and screening opportunities for women to encourage them to care for their hearts.

Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals joined forces with the American Heart Association to bring Go Red Por Tu Corazón to Kern County. The American Heart Association's Go Red Por Tu Corazón celebrates the energy, passion and power of Latina women and focuses on family and cultural traditions to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Mercy Hospital Downtown, Mercy Hospital Southwest, and Memorial Hospital are certified by the Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.

Maternity care at Mercy Hospital Southwest

Memorial Hospital Southwest is well-known for outstanding care of mothers and their newborns.