Surgery and Special Procedure Services

Some of the surgeries that we perform at Watsonville Community Hospital are outpatient services, meaning they don’t require a hospital stay. Patients come in, have surgery, recover for a few hours and then return home by the end of the day. Advanced technology continues to make outpatient surgery an option for more and more disorders and illnesses, making this type of treatment a possibility for more patients every year.

Wound Care

Chronic, non-healing wounds, those that haven’t shown signs of improvement in several weeks or are not responding to typical treatments, need extra help to heal. Difficult wounds of this type are often caused by injury, disease or poor blood supply. Watsonville Community Hospital provides specialized treatment for these types of wounds.

The Monterey Bay Wound Treatment Center features a team of specially trained physicians and registered nurses who provide wound care services.

Labor and Delivery Unit

Preparing for the Happy Event

Expectant moms and dads can learn all about pregnancy, delivery, and baby care through our childbirth education classes offered year round at Watsonville Community Hospital.  You will learn about changes in the expectant mother’s body, how the baby grows, and what happens when your baby decides to make his or her debut.  Breastfeeding classes are very helpful to get you off to a good start after birth.  We also offer tours of our birthing center.

Emergency Services

In a medical emergency, every minute matters. That’s why, at Watsonville Community Hospital, we work diligently to have you initially seen by a medical professional within 30 minutes of your arrival in the ER.  We are proud to offer comprehensive emergency services and dedicated specialists to treat a variety of conditions. 

When patients enter the Emergency Department at Watsonville Community Hospital , the time of their arrival will be noted. Our pledge is that a clinical professional (physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) will work diligently to have our patients initially seen within 30 minutes of their noted arrival.

Orthopedics

Watsonville Community Hospital offers orthopedic services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and nerves.

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