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Building the Hospital of the Future in Oxnard


Major Expansion and Modernization Projects at St. John’s Regional Medical Center

St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is proud to announce a new modernization and expansion project that will transform our campus into the hospital of the future. As part of our ongoing mission to provide the latest medical technologies and world-class services for generations to come, these significant developments will dramatically enhance our capacity to meet the future health needs of patients and their families.

“The modernization and expansion project contributes significant benefits to Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. “These new additions to our hospital further support our mission to provide high-quality health care services to all. St. John’s Regional Medical Center proudly brings the best of 21st century health care to the Oxnard community with these exciting advancements.”

We look forward to inviting media and community members to monumental groundbreaking celebrations and blessings starting this fall. Installation of some new equipment and completion of some of the new procedures already began. The two-year project scheduled for completion by April 2019 includes:

Emergency Department (ED) Improvements

  • Three fully remodeled, state-of-the-art trauma bays
  • Nine additional exam rooms (with one bariatric room) for a total of 31 exam rooms
  • Two psychiatric exam rooms for patients requiring mental health evaluations
  • Three separate triage rooms to ensure faster access to medical care for everyone
  • New dedicated X-ray suite inside the ED for expedited treatment time
  • Modern design of bigger, improved ED patient and ambulance entrance 

Patient Access Additions

  • Enlarged private patient discharge in the back of the hospital for convenience and discretion
  • Separate entrance that directly leads to Labor & Delivery and the NICU to allow expectant women to bypass the emergency room and receive immediate attention

Labor and Delivery Program Modernization

  • Four upgraded Labor & Delivery rooms with contemporary features such as tubs for water births, birthing balls and a bright, cheerful decor
  • New private and semi-private triage rooms for a relaxing, family-oriented admitting process
  • Comfortable and tastefully decorated all-new waiting rooms for family and visitors

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion

  • Current large group monitoring rooms will be built out into an entire unit of twenty private NICU rooms with room for mom, dad or a guest and sophisticated nurse monitoring capabilities
  • Family lounge with kitchenette and shower for those wishing to remain near our tiniest patients as much as possible while they remain in our care

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technology

  • Only 3T (Tesla) MRI in use at a Ventura County hospital generates exceptional anatomic detail over the standard power 1.5T machines
  • Latest 3D Tomosynthesis Breast Imaging Machine provides more accurate detail
  • SPECT/CT scan room for cutting-edge 3D nuclear medicine treatment
  • Navigational bronchoscopy equipment to biopsy the edges of the lungs

Building a Neuroscience Center of Excellence

  • World class neurosurgery suite with capability to perform brain clot removal, aneurysm repairs, carotid artery stenting, advanced brain and neck tumor removal
  • Siemens biplane angiography machine to remove brain clots, stop intracranial hemorrhages, and fix blood vessel damage in the brain, accessed with minimal invasion through the groin in a similar method as Cath Lab procedures
  • Powerful new Pantero microscope for use with intraoperative fluorescence technology during neurosurgeries will be the only one in Ventura County

Center for Cardiovascular Health

  • Investing in new technologies and procedures to remain a national leader in cardiac care with our award-winning heart health services (sutureless aortic valve replacement, chronic total occlusion removal from coronary arteries, embolectomies for large clots, TAVR)
  • First in the county to implant a leadless pacemaker and perform cryoablation for AFib
  • Establishing a structural heart disease program and conducting cardiac stem cell research

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