Expansion and Modernization Project

At St. John’s Regional Medical Center, we are making significant improvements and enhancements to our facility so we can offer you excellent care for generations to come. Scheduled for completion in 2019, watch our video to learn more about our modernization and expansion project:


Improvements and enhancements will include:

Emergency Department
Our 5300-sq.-ft. ED expansion and renovation project will double the size of our existing ED to offer enhanced comfort and privacy for patients and their families. 

The new ED will include:

  • An improved patient entrance. 
  • Three triage rooms, allowing us to streamlining the patient experience and ensure faster access to quality care during medical crises.
  • Nine exam rooms will be added, for a total of 31 rooms, one of which will be equipped to comfortably treat our bariatric patients.
  • Three state-of-the-art trauma bays and two psych exam rooms will also be added. 
  • A new in-department dedicated X-ray suite will be constructed to expedite patient imaging needs. 

Neuroscience Center of Excellence
St. John’s is well regarded for our neuroscience program, in particular for the treatment of stroke.
  • To continue providing the best care to the residents of Ventura County and beyond, we will soon expand the neuro program at SJRMC by establishing a Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
  • We are adding a state-of-the-art hybrid operating suite that will house a neurointerventional biplane angiography system.
  • The biplane system produces highly detailed three-dimensional views of blood vessels leading to the brain, which aid physicians in performing neurointerventional procedures such as:
    • clot removal
    • aneurysm repair
    • arteriovenous malformations
    • carotid artery blockages
    • brain and neck tumors
    • intracranial hemorrhages
    • spinal compression fractures
  • We will also incorporate the Pentero microscope with fluorescence technology.

Patient Access Additions
Our renovation project includes important components to improve the experience our patients have at our facility:
  • A discharge area at the back of the hospital will be added at the back of the hospital, to provide a more private and convenient discharge experience for patients.
  • The addition of a centralized entrance and admitting area for women’s services located closer to labor and delivery, mother infant, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • Expectant mothers will be able to bypass the emergency room during labor and enter directlyday or nightto quickly get to the care they need. 


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


  • NICU will expand from two rooms to an entire unit, which will include 20 private rooms (with the ability to combine for twins).
  • New private rooms will be equipped to allow a visitor to comfortably spend the night in the room with the baby. 
  • Additionally, a family lounge with kitchenette and shower will be available to help make families with a little one in our care more comfortable.  

Center for Cardiovascular Health


  • Enhanced award-winning heart health services
  • First in Ventura County to implant a leadless pacemaker and perform cryoablation for AFib
  • Now performing Watchman procedure for patients suffering from AFib
  • Will soon perform TAVR for patients with aortic stenosis
  • More minimally invasive and robotic procedures
  • Establishing a structural heart disease program 

Labor and Delivery Modernization
The birth of a child is one of the most important life events for a family. At SJRMC we are committed to providing expert, loving care for mom and baby.
  • To accommodate the growing number of babies born at our hospital, we are expanding to include four new labor and delivery rooms.
  • When expectant moms come into the hospital, we will now have two private triage rooms and one semi-private (2 bed) room.
  • While family and loved ones eagerly wait for the arrival of the newborn they will be able to wait in a newly designed and comfortable waiting area.

Advanced State-of-the-Art Technology
As we expand, we are also investing in the latest technology to continue providing high quality care here in our community.
  • Soon we will offer 3D Tomosynthesis breast imagingone of the more advanced breasts imaging technology available. This new equipment will provide a clearer, more accurate view when compared to 2D mammography, and will transform the mammography experience for our patients.
  • Another revolutionary technology that we will soon acquire is the SPECT/CT nuclear medicine camera. This new system allows fusion of two different types of scans, to produce a three dimensional image for more precise structure of the organ(s) and tissue scanned. With the quality of SPECT/CT images, our physicians will be able to more accurately diagnose a condition or tell how well a treatment is working. 


Our modernization and expansion project is made possible by our generous donors. If you’d like to learn more about supporting this project, please call 805.988.2635 or visit supportstjohns.org.