VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital recently opened its $4.5-million state-of-the-art labor, delivery and recovery unit expansion.
Conceived more than four years ago and nourished with a $500,000 grant from Bank of America, the expansion features seven new labor, delivery and recovery suites, each equipped with the latest in technology and designed to offer the comforts of home. In the new suites, large windows provide natural light, and patients can enjoy nature-inspired décor, greater privacy and sleeper chairs for family members.
Guided by input from mothers and clinic staff, VPH also renamed its obstetrics services “Little Treasures/Pequños Tesoros” and expanded those services. The name came from “mi tesoro” or “my treasure,” a term of endearment Latino mothers often use for their newborns. From first contact at a community clinic through birth and beyond, Little Treasures symbolizes VPH’s commitment to medical excellence, family and the community.
“All of us at Valley Presbyterian Hospital are happy to celebrate the arrival of our latest addition, a state-of-the-art expansion of our labor, delivery and recovery unit that will further enhance the San Fernando Valley region’s busiest and best obstetrics department,” said Gustavo Valdespino, VPH President and CEO. “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. VPH is committed to supporting new parents from pregnancy to birth and beyond. 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 encompasses all the prenatal and neonatal services the hospital provides in a comfortable, safe and expertly staffed environment. It also includes several enhancements that make VPH unique among the San Fernando Valley region’s providers of maternity services, including the obstetrics hospitalist program. This program enhances patient care by having a board-certified obstetrician available in-house 24/7 for immediate response to unanticipated emergencies.