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Building the Hospital of the Future in Oxnard

The highly anticipated modernization and expansion project will transform St. John's Regional Medical Center into the hospital of the future. “The modernization and expansion project provides 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.”

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
  • New dedicated X-ray suite inside the ED for expedited treatment time
  • Modern design of bigger, improved ED patient and ambulance entrance

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion

  • Twenty new private NICU rooms with room for friends and family along with sophisticated nurse monitoring capabilitiesthe first of its kind in Ventura County
  • Family lounge with kitchenette and shower for those wishing to remain near our tiniest patients

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

Patient Access Additions

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

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
  • Only hospital in Ventura County offering powerful imaging capabilities using the new Pantero microscope for use with intraoperative fluorescence technology

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
  • 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


About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Regional is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.


Publish date: 

Thursday, January 11, 2018