Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) in California, US, has opened a new $4.5m labour, delivery and recovery unit.
Supported by a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America, the Little Treasures unit includes seven new labour, delivery and recovery suites.
VPH president and CEO Gustavo Valdespino said that the unit will further enhance the San Fernando Valley region's busiest obstetrics department.
"With this addition, patients and their physicians will enjoy the latest in technology and many of the comforts of home as they share one of life's most momentous occasions, the birth of a child," Valdespino added.
"The new name for our obstetrics program, Little Treasures, symbolizes the importance we place on providing a comprehensive range of services to ensure our patients get the best care possible."
Little Treasures will consist of a board-certified, in-house 24/7 obstetrician for immediate response to unanticipated emergencies.
Image: Valley Presbyterian Hospital's obstetrics unit will have a board-certified, in-house 24/7 obstetrician for immediate response to emergencies. Photo: courtesy of Valley Presbyterian Hospital.