Palmdale Regional Medical Center’s new Labor and Delivery unit – The Birth Place – is now open! On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the newest addition to the hospital’s service lines officially opened to patients. The Birth Place is the first new Labor and Delivery unit in a Palmdale hospital in over 40 years. The Birth Place offers:
Highly skilled staff
All private labor, delivery and recovery suites
Two surgical suites
Easy drop-off and parking
“At The Birth Place, we hope to be an important part of this community, a place that people will feel good about coming to," says the unit’s Medical Director, Taimur Chaudhry, MD.
The 33,000-square-foot unit features 25 private patient rooms, six labor/delivery/recovery suites and two surgical suites.
“Until now, the Palmdale area was one of the largest communities in the country without its own OB program,” says Richard Allen, Chief Executive Officer at Palmdale Regional. “We now provide services for local moms and their babies, close to home.”
The Birth Place will provide new moms with a comfortable, homelike setting, along with advanced technology and a skilled staff. The unit’s family-centered environment was designed to enable moms and partners to spend as much time as possible with the new baby before leaving the hospital.
Skilled labor and delivery nurses specializing in childbirth provide competent, compassionate care to make the birth a positive experience. If Cesarean birth is necessary, we have two specially equipped operating rooms, where the physician, a support person, and labor and delivery nurses will support mom.
“My vision is to provide the highest level of clinical care in a way that patients get the healthcare they need and feel positive about it,” explains Chaudhry. “We want to communicate with families to bring them along through the care process so they feel reassured and confident.”
Safety for new moms and babies is a top priority. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Palmdale Regional’s commitment continues to focus on staying current with reliable patient safety recommendations to care for patients every day, 24/7. Some of the extensive measures include screening all who enter the facility, universal masking, social distancing and enhanced disinfection. Also, following the recent California Department of Public Health mandate, all visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent (within 72 hours before visiting) negative COVID-19 test. All the new visitation information, along with certain exceptions, can be found here.