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Best NICU in Santa Rosa, CA

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Hi there - I was wondering if anyone had information about the different NICUs in Santa Rosa, CA. Moving there soon and plan to apply to Sutter, Kaiser, and Memorial. I have over three years of level 3 experience - one year in an 84-bed unit and 2.5 years in a 35-bed unit.

Thank you.

All the NICU's in Santa Rosa are small.

Sutter is 12 beds. The 'new' hospital is only 5 years old, and the most spacious of the 3 hospitals. There are a mix of private rooms, and shared rooms. It is a level III, but no surgical patients. We (yes, I work at Sutter) keep 27 weeks and up. We do cooling, and have an oscillator and do iNO. Of course I'd say we're the best ;)

Memorial is I think a 10 bed unit (I could be wrong, I've only worked there when I was a student, and during our fires.) They have one bigger room, and 1 or 2 smaller rooms that they use. They are also a level III, but I don't believe they do cooling or oscillator etc... Their hospital has the lowest volume of deliveries in Santa Rosa.

Kaiser is a level II. I've never been in their unit, so I don't know how many beds they have, but I know it's pretty small. They don't keep babies under 34 weeks, or any baby that would need TPN. I believe they do CPAP, but no vents (except to stabilize for transport.) They have the highest volume of deliveries in the area.

If it makes a difference to you, Sutter and Kaiser both use EPIC. Memorial uses something else currently, but I hear they are going to EPIC in the future.

Good luck with your move and decision. Send me a message if you have any other questions about the hospitals, and/or Santa Rosa and the area in general.

@NICUmomNICUnurse WOW!, thank you so much for replying and providing that information! I tried to send you a private message, but apparently I haven't posted enough to have access to private messaging. I have so many more questions. 🙂 How long have you been working in your unit? Does your unit float? Average census? My email is jillndelmonte@gmail.com if you would rather respond privately. Totally understand if not. Thank you again for the great information!

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