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French Hospital Medical Center Expands Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center to Include Neonatal Capabilities

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Acute care nursery will increase levels of care for infants born at the facility

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – January 11, 2018 – French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is pleased to announce the addition of advanced neonatal care for the tiniest of patients at the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center. The center just completed an Acute Care Nursery, offering bedside neonatal nursing staff, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, and an onsite neonatal resuscitation team to stabilize babies born near term.

As a part of the perinatal program at the Stollmeyer Birthing Center, neonates born at the facility at approximately 34 weeks and above receive additional support after birth, including: oxygen therapy, intravenous therapy, transitional care, and long-term care, if needed.  In order to best support our birthing patients, neonatal respiratory therapists and highly skilled nurses specializing in neonatal care attend every delivery, providing an added layer of safety for both mom and baby after birth.

In addition to these vital neonatal services, it also increases services for new moms, as we now serve insulin dependent diabetics.  At the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center, keeping new moms and babies together is the primary goal.  The addition of these services further allows us to ensure the safety and care of both.

“We are very proud of our brand new, state-of-the-art Stollmeyer Family Birthing Birthing Center, and are elated to extend our services to perform neonatal resuscitation and stabilize infants,” says French Hospital Medical Center President & CEO Alan Iftiniuk. “This impressive addition to our outstanding birthing facility allows us to provide expectant mothers with added assurance that they will be in the best hands during delivery and subsequently.”

The comprehensive team of obstetricians, neonatal nurses, neonatologists, and medical staff at the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center has the training and expertise to guide you through the labor and delivery process.


About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is rated one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation and one of the Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters.  The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology on the Central Coast. The hospital’s current modernization and redesign project is an example of the commitment to meet the growing needs of the community with lifesaving advancements in medicine coupled with excellent, compassionate care. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families.  French is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.


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Thursday, January 11, 2018