Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH)

Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH), is located in Watsonville, CA within Pajaro Valley near the central coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey/Carmel Valley. This long-standing community hospital has served the Santa Cruz community since 1895 and provides pediatric care to children of all ages, from 0-18 years old. Our group of Pediatric Hospitalists provide 24 hour/7 days a week inpatient pediatric care, including newborn nursery care, level II NICU, pediatric unit and urgent ED evaluation. We care for a wide-range of common and complex newborn and pediatric diagnoses and are the only board-certified pediatric hospitalists in the entire Santa Cruz County. Our group of providers also work in partnership with Dominican Hospital/Dignity Health Neonatology, Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz Medical Offices, and our surrounding local primary care pediatricians. Additionally, we have direct access to the Stanford Children’s Health network, including local LPCH-affiliated and community pediatric subspecialist for consultation and outpatient referral.

“The physicians and staff at Watsonville Community Hospital strive to exceed patient expectations, while delivering compassionate, quality care. We work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home.”  - http://www.watsonvillehospital.com/watsonville-community-hospital/aboutus.aspx

For general questions about WCH, please contact Dr. Ned McNamara, Medical Director at  emcnamar@stanford.edu or Dr. Carmin Powell, Assistant Medical Director at cpowell@stanford.edu