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The delivery date for the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Women’s Center is quickly approaching. The community is invited to an open house Saturday, October 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at 911 Sunset Drive, Hollister. The event will feature an opportunity to meet obstetrical physicians and nursing staff as well as for facility tours, giveaways, free health screenings and a face painter and balloon artist for children.

The three-story Women’s Center will house childbirth services and women’s medical diagnostic services.
The 14,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features a beautiful two-story atrium lobby, families will be admitted to one of 13 private, modern Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum rooms (LDRPs). These rooms are designed with hotel-like amenities for families to enjoy the birth of a new child and remain in the same home-like environment for the duration of their stay. Each room has a private bathroom and furnishings designed for the family to remain with mom and baby.

The Center will be equipped with a full service operating theater should a cesarean section be necessary. A state-of-the-art operating room will meet the highest standard of care.

Two nurses stations will allow staff to be readily available and to monitor all activity on the unit. A newborn nursery is available if needed. This unit is designed to be the facility of choice for mother-baby care in the region.
The second floor will house the McCullough Resource Library, physician resting rooms and a high tech Women’s Diagnostic Center with mammography, 3D & 4D ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, echocardiography and bone density testing services.

Construction of the Women’s Center is majority funded by Measure L, a property bond passed by San Benito County voters in 2005. Fundraising continues to help finance equipment and other amenities for the Center.

Serving our community since 1907, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is a 49-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services and diagnostic procedures. Our medical staff is made up of over 100 physicians representing 30 fields of medicine. For more than 100 years, we’ve been the hub of health for San Benito County, sharing a tradition of high-quality compassionate care bolstered by state-of-art innovation.

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