New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - French Hospital Medical Center

New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Comprehensive Care Close to Home

The addition of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is vital to our commitment to better prepare our community for the unexpected and to better protect our most vulnerable patients. The addition of a NICU expands our commitment to deliver comprehensive care in the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center through prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn care, and NICU services.

The French Hospital NICU will be the only one in San Luis Obispo County with private rooms for infants. Research shows that private rooms facilitate healing and bonding, keep families together, and enhance patient safety by offering this critical practice closer to home. Plus, OB/GYN physicians prefer maternity services that include a quality NICU.

Your New French Hospital needs you.

We need your support to better serve you and our community when you need us. As our community continues to grow, our hospital’s greatest need is more space and expanded services — the capacity to serve more patients and increased privacy and comfort for those who entrust us with their care.

Join us in supporting Your New French Hospital. And help us go #BeyondHealth.


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