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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Default Best hospital to deliver baby?

I just moved to the city and I am looking for a good hospital to deliver my baby in the next 8 months. I have heard good things about St. Joseph Hospital, UCI medical Center, and Hoag Memorial. ANybody have experience with any of these, or which one to recommend?

thanks
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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I just moved to the city and I am looking for a good hospital to deliver my baby in the next 8 months. I have heard good things about St. Joseph Hospital, UCI medical Center, and Hoag Memorial. ANybody have experience with any of these, or which one to recommend?

thanks

Where does your doctor deliver?
Where does he recommend?
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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Where does your doctor deliver?
Where does he recommend?
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i went to a doctor once in irvine, it says they are affiliated with St joseph. I have not been to the doctor yet to confirm my pregnancy yet, so I think at this point i can choose? Seems like most of my friends are going with Hoag.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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Wife had 2 at Hoag, the last in the new womens wing. Great nurses there. They make all the difference as nurses will really be the ones getting you through labor. The OB/GYN just comes it at the last minute to "catch". Would highly reccomend it.

I have also heard good things about Mission.
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Unread 07-27-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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My wife delivered at Hoag

My grandmother had issues at St Joseph when she went in for some issues with her heart. That isn't indicative of problems in the maternal wing, but the service and facilities have turned us off going there again.

And of course, Millers Childrens Hospital at Long Beach Memorial may be the best in the area
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Unread 07-27-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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We had babies at both Hoag and at St. Joesephs. (2 (twins) at Hoag, 3 at St. Joes). Both hospitals were great. Very positive experiences all around. Between the two, Hoag was fancier and more high tech, but the service was not as good. They were too busy. My wife had to get set up with a Pitsin drip and begin labor in the waiting room and then move to an LDR once things got going a bit. We also had an unusual but unnervuing experience at Hoag, one baby flipped over and they could not find an anesthesiologist fast enough to do a C section, so the baby was born breach - a somewhat risky procedure that most doctors will not do anymore. That did nto happen at St. Joes, but then we did not have any babies flip over at St. Joes, so there is no way to know how they would have handled it.

We also had a baby (8 months) have major heart surgury at St. Joes/CHOC. She was in intensive care for three weeks. Other than the huge extended family of smelly people and their smelly food who were permantly settled in the intensive care waiting room, it was basically pretty good. They did a good job and saved her, the surgeon and ER doctors were magnificient, but there were some unprofessional and wierd events that went on (mostly involving interns/orderlies). The liason nurse was fantastic though and remains a friend of the family.

The ocean view rooms at Hoag are wonderful. The steak and champagne dinner when you leave is a nice touch too if they still do that.

I don't think that you can go wrong with either of those two hospitals. We had overall great experiences at both. Friends who had babies at those hopsitals also reported great overall expereinces.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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I just moved to the city and I am looking for a good hospital to deliver my baby in the next 8 months. I have heard good things about St. Joseph Hospital, UCI medical Center, and Hoag Memorial. ANybody have experience with any of these, or which one to recommend?

thanks

Hoag and UCI. But they want your social security number and signature to their 1 inch stack of legal documents before they accept to take you in, no matter how urgent your care needs are.... but I guess all hospitals will remain like that in the U.S. until you get your FREE healthcare (and don't ditch it either. Support it 100%! Don't believe all the crap propaganda people try to fill you. Don't be mindless sheep; be thinkers and shakers. You deserve free healthcare. God knows you all pay more than enough to have it, yet haven't been given anything).
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Unread 07-28-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Irvine Medical. I had my son there and the experience was wonderful. They have great birthing rooms and the doctor and nurses are wonderful. Couldn't say enough about the place


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I just moved to the city and I am looking for a good hospital to deliver my baby in the next 8 months. I have heard good things about St. Joseph Hospital, UCI medical Center, and Hoag Memorial. ANybody have experience with any of these, or which one to recommend?

thanks
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Unread 07-28-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Irvine Medical. I had my son there and the experience was wonderful. They have great birthing rooms and the doctor and nurses are wonderful. Couldn't say enough about the place
I'm assuming you mean Irvine Regional on Sand Canyon. That hospital has closed and is currently being converted to a Hoag. It won't be done until 2010.

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Unread 07-29-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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I was born at Hoag, and 5 of my 6 children were born there.

I really like the doctors there. They always help me sit down in the delivery room when I'm about ready to pass out from watching a baby being born.

Oh, and they take great care of my wife too.
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