Doctors Medical Center and Valley Children’s Healthcare partner to enhance neonatal care for Central Valley families

Doctors Medical Center and Valley Children’s Healthcare recently announced a new collaboration to continue to elevate the care provided in Doctors Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The collaboration will add a network of neonatal and other pediatric specialists to Central Valley Doctors Health System’s existing providers.

“We are proud to have our highly skilled NICU team members working alongside Valley Children’s neonatologists and pediatric specialists. This collaboration helps expand the high-quality, compassionate care we provide for our smallest, most vulnerable patients,” said Jay Krishnaswamy, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Medical Center. “This is another example of our commitment to making sure we provide access to excellent care close to home for our patients and their families.”

The Doctors Medical Center-Valley Children’s program is designed to enable both organizations to optimally care for Central Valley babies with high-risk, high-complexity, rare, and critical cases. Together, the organizations will work to ensure each patient has access to high-quality care that best serves their families' needs.

“We are honored to have been selected by Doctors Medical Center and this new partnership furthers the shared commitment of our two organizations to continuously improve the level of neonatal care provided to our tiniest patients,” said Todd Suntrapak, Valley Children’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Valley Children’s has appreciated our work with Doctors Medical Center over the years, especially with the opening of our Pelandale Specialty Care Center in Modesto nearly five years ago. Our work together will ensure that kids from one end of the Valley to the other will have improved and streamlined access to the exceptional neonatal care provided by our organizations.”

Doctors Medical Center already provides one of the highest levels of care for babies born with critical or complex health issues through its Level III NICU.