South Coast Hospital To Get New Pediatric Unit
Ventura County has received a $15 million state grant which will allow it to create a new pediatric care facility for sick or injured children.
The California Health Facilities Authority grant will allow construction of a dedicated 20-bed pediatric unit at the Ventura County Medical Center.
The money will pay for needed equipment and the expansion of the hospital’s helicopter landing pad, to fit the county’s new, larger helicopters bringing in patients.
The new pediatric unit will provide a number of services currently not available to seriously ill or injured children in the county, forcing families to go elsewhere for care.
The hospital already has a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and pediatric cancer care services. Plans call for the new pediatric facility to open in March of 2022.