News

December 2015

December 9, 2015 - Making the move to JMC Winter 2015 Update

About 90 percent of the construction for Jacobs Medical Center was complete as of mid-November. Interior finishes continue on all levels, including millwork and surfacing of countertops on floors 2-9, drywall installation and painting on floors 8-10, and installation of doors and hardware on patient floors 3-8. Resinous flooring in the operating rooms is 90 percent complete and placement of terrazzo flooring is ongoing on floors 2-6. The terraces that will ultimately provide garden views for patients and staff are in the process of having glass guardrails and pavers installed. Underground irrigation lines are also being positioned for landscaping. There are now three operational staff elevators, and testing of fire alarms has begun.

​​November 2015​

November 22, 2015 - Promoting Prematurity Awareness Month

​Dr. Erika Fernandez and the Guidi Fa​mily were on San Diego 6 this weekend to talk about prematurity awareness month!

November 20, 2015 - Make way for the Baby Box!

We promoted the baby box on our UC San Diego Health Facebook page on Friday and it has nearly 13,000 views, 240 likes and 41 shares – one of our highest engagements on social media. https://www.facebook.com/UCSDHealth/​ ​

November 9, 2015 - Promoting Premature Birth Awareness Month

Dr. Shelley Lawrence was featured in the KUSI News 'San Diego People' segment where she ​spoke on preventing premature birth emphasizing maternal nutrition, exercise, and receiveing consistent prenatal care. 

November 1, 2015 - Dr. Erika Fernandez Appointed New Medical Director of Neonatal ICU!

Dr. Erika Fernandez has been appointed director of the UC San Diego Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In this role, Dr. Fernandez will oversee the clinical care of the NICU including clinical quality, operations, volume and financial performance, and the operating and capital budget in conjunction with appropriate UC San Diego Health executives. She will also direct the movement of the service from UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest to Jacobs Medical Center over the next year. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2014 as interim director of the NICU, she was an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.​