Why St. Joe?
We know that you have choices when it comes to your health and the health of your newborn. We also know these decisions may be some of the most important ones that you will ever make. For over 80 years, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has had the privilege of caring for mothers and their babies, providing the highest quality of comprehensive medical care.
We are committed to giving you and your family a safe, comfortable and memorable birthing experience. The SJMO birthing center includes:
- High Risk Pregnancy Care (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Family Centered Care
- Private, Single Room Care for Labor, Delivery and Recovery
- Operating Rooms Specifically Designed for Cesarean Delivery
Our physicians and nurses take the time to listen to our patients, get to know them and treat them with respect. Just as we provide state-of-the-art care, we are also pleased to provide a state-of-the-art facility and accommodations including:
We’ve completely remodeled our Labor and Delivery unit, providing patients with private accommodations, an updated waiting room as well as serene hallways. And while these are only small details, we take every aspect of your care into account.
In addition to private accommodations, you will also enjoy individualized care. We will try to ensure that you have the same nurses and physician for your entire stay to make you as comfortable as possible.
SJMO has a lactation consultant on staff. Lactation consultants are invaluable assets to breastfeeding mothers. The consultant will help new mothers with the proper techniques of breastfeeding and address concerns she may have about breastfeeding.
After going through delivery, we know that you have a million things on your mind, so let us take care of one of those worries! SJMO invites delivering moms and a guest of their choice to enjoy a special meal prepared just for them. The meal is available from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. and is provided courtesy of SJMO’s Women’s Health Services.
Amenities: At Your Request
“At Your Request” room service dining is a program that is available to both SJMO patients and visitors. You can order what you want to eat, when you want to eat it. With this program, we hope to make your stay more comfortable while meeting your nutritional needs and requests.
Room cleaning is also available “At Your Request”. From SJMO physicians, nurses, technicians, to our support staff and volunteers, we are all committed to providing you with an exceptional experience.
Interactive Patient Care System
SJMO has equipped our rooms with an interactive Patient Care System. This system is designed to inform and empower patients throughout the heath care process using interactive education, feedback tools and entertainment options via in-room television monitors.