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I am beyond impressed by the experience I had delivering my first baby at Saddleback's Women's Hospital. I hate hospitals in general, but I chose this one because of (1) the warmer, friendlier feel and aesthetic of the (newly renovated) delivery rooms, (2) the fact that you get to stay in the same room for both the birth and recovery, as long as the hospital isn't overflowing with patients, and (3) the fact that I had never heard anything but glowing reviews from moms who delivered here. I had high expectations to start with, yet the nurses here exceeded my expectations in every way. I am beyond delighted with the care and compassion every staff member showed me during my stay.
A special shout-out goes to Kathy, who coached me through three hours of pushing. With her help, I finally managed to squeeze out my baby girl, who had her arm wrapped around her head with her umbilical cord, and avoid a C-section. Another nurse, whose name I unfortunately didn't catch in the throes of delivery, also stepped in near the end to offer extra motivation and an alternate pushing method that really did the trick. Had I had any other team, I could very well have ended up with a C-section I didn't want. These nurses helped me dig deep for motivation and thoroughly earned my confidence and trust.
After delivery, every nurse treated me and my baby with the utmost care. I felt absolutely confident leaving my baby with the nursery night nurse for two 3-hour stints overnight on both nights of our stay, allowing me to get some much-needed sleep. The nurses inspired complete confidence that she would be in good hands any time my baby was out of my sight.
Another great thing about this hospital is they actually coordinate so there isn't a steady steam of people waking you up every two minutes after you just spent 36 wakeful and exhausting hours in labor, in contrast to the experience of some of my friends at other hospitals who felt their needs were ignored. At Saddleback, I felt my needs were accommodated in every way.
I honestly can't say enough good things about my entire experience at this hospital and am truly grateful for the care I received.
Saddleback Memorial is an outstanding hospital. Their medical team is truly caring, especially in the ER department.
Dr. Schultz ER physician is one of the best I have ever met. I have been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, and must say Dr. Matt Schultz' clinical expertise and patient interaction is absolutely amazing.
I also need to recognize Janine and Fabienne, best in the business nurses.
As a physician, I am very disappointed in the care being given to my grandfather right now. The doctor has told me misleading things to paint a grim picture but are unfounded by the lab findings that I sought after by myself. That is really scary. I see an aggressive push by the physicians here towards “comfort care” or hospice when it should not even be brought up. This is not a safe or compassionate place for a sick elderly patient. I’m worried for other families that do not have a healthcare family member to advocate for their loved one here.
The Women's Hospital is a great place to deliver a baby! My husband and I had a great experience. The nurses were so helpful during the labor & delivery process, as well as after birth - helping me learn the ropes about being a new mom such as breastfeeding support. Love the room service, free snacks... and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!!
The staff are very professional,very helpful. my family had been hospitalized several times and they are very attentive.From the admitting staff to Pre-op to surgery to recovery and to discharge,I never had any concerns.They are well trained and attentive as well as skilled .I'm giving a 5 STAR to SMMC.