I am just looking for a bit of advice on which hospital you would recommend if it came down to choosing. We are actually all set to deliver at Cedars Sinai because that's the only place my OB will deliver. BUT, since we live about 30 minutes from Cedars, we also want to pick a backup hospital that's close by in case delivery is 'imminent' and we dont have time to make that drive (or if, heaven forbid, I go into hard labor during rush hour and the 405 is jam packed and we are afraid to get stuck on the freeway for 2 hours).
Anyways, these two hospitals are very close to us, Valley Pres is closer but I have read good things about the Level II NICU at Tarzana Med Ctr and I guess if it does turn out to be an 'emergency' delivery, we would want the hospital that has the higher rated delivery care. Hmmmm... so I may have just answered my own question but if any of you have delivered at either of these places, know of anyone who did or just have some input on which hospital would be better, I would appreciate your comments.
I'm planning to take the Childbirthing classes at Tarzana so we can get a feel for the facilities and at least know the layout if we end up having to go there. Same thing with Valley Pres. they give a free Expectant Parent Tour once a month and we decided to go check it out and ask lots of Q's so we can get a 'feel' for the quality of care, etc at both locations.
Thanks, in advance, for your help!