St. John Hospital expands women’s services

2-1XJoiningXtheXstaffThe addition of four specialty physicians, a new medical director, a partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital and a multi-million dollar expansion at Houston Methodist Ob/Gyn Associates – St. John is bringing world-class health care to women and families in the Bay Area and Southeast Houston.

Two gynecologists — Michael Magliolo, MD and Francoise Vandaele, MD — and two obstetrician gynecologists — Asia Mohsin, MD and Sri Gottimukkala, MD — have joined the medical staff at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, offering obstetrics care and comprehensive gynecological care for women through all phases of their lives – from adolescence through menopause. Obstetrician gynecologist Fernando Ocon, MD has been named Medical Director of Women’s Services.

“Houston Methodist has always been a premier hospital, providing the highest level of patient care,” Dr. Magliolo said. “Joining the team at Houston Methodist St. John is an excellent opportunity for me and I am very excited to be a part of all the positive changes in progress.”

Through a partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will have the Bay Area’s only level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staffed by neonatologists who provide care at Texas Children’s, ranked fourth nationally by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital and a recognized leader in the treatment of babies born with complications or prematurely.

“We have upgraded the level of our women’s services capabilities to deliver the expertise and treatment options people have come to expect from Houston Methodist – only closer to home,” said CEO Dan Newman. “The addition of four brilliant specialty physicians and a medical director further elevates our commitment to caring for women and their families at every stage of life.”

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital has begun the renovation and expansion of its labor and delivery center and neonatal intensive care unit. The center will provide a full spectrum of care, including 19 birthing suites with labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum — all in the same suite — for patient and family comfort and convenience.

The center will also feature today’s most sophisticated technology, including two dedicated C-section operating rooms and a team of specialists committed to providing superior care and exceptional service. Completion of the new facilities is scheduled for summer 2016 and a grand opening celebration event will be announced.

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