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Maternal Health Services Closure Public Notice

(July 25, 2023) Centinela Hospital Medical Center has had the privilege of delivering tens of thousands of babies to Inglewood families, and the decision to close our program means we will redirect resources to where there is a greater community need. The demand for maternal health services at our hospital is not what it once was, and this leads us to focus on growing other essential services based on community needs. Serving the healthcare needs of our patients today and into the future, remains our top priority. Our community depends on us, and we will continue to invest in services that are most critically needed. Click here to read the Maternal Child Services Closure Public Notice 

Centinela Hospital Medical Center cerrará sus Servicios de Salud Materna Infantil el 25 de octubre de 2023.

Por favor clic aquí para leer el aviso publico.

Caring for our Community

Centinela Hospital Medical Center is proud to serve our thriving community and is committed to supporting our community’s needs as they evolve over the years. Through mid-October, Centinela Hospital’s Maternal Child Department will continue to support the care, development, and well-being of pregnant women, new parents, and their babies. At the same time, we are planning to expand our capacity to care for patients with varying healthcare needs. Centinela Hospital is pleased to offer growing families an affiliated Women and Children’s Center of Excellence at nearby St. Francis Medical Center, a member hospital of Prime Healthcare.

Both facilities are Welcome Baby participating hospitals. Funded by First 5 LA, Welcome Baby offers pregnant women in Los Angeles County information, support, and resources during pregnancy, following delivery, and up through the baby’s first critical months. The program aims to strengthen and support Los Angeles County neighborhoods and families by providing resources and access to activities that support the care, development, and well-being of pregnant women, new parents, and their babies.

For more information, please contact Cathy Hudspeth-Shearon at (310) 680-1948

Maternity Services




Labor and Delivery

Family-Centered Maternity Care

  • 6 LDRP Suites
  • 11 private postpartum rooms
  • Board-certified OB/GYN and pain management available 24 hours a day
  • C-section operating room
  • Triage area
  • Dual-nursing stations


  • 9-bed NICU staffed with specialized clinicians
  • Newly renovated in 2017

Family-Centered Maternity Care – The Amenities

Enjoy the comforts of home during your hospital experience.

  • Private rooms, private baths
  • Baby room-in
  • Special menus for mom
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV + cable
  • Flexible visitation hours
  • Celebration meal for mom + partner

Baby-Friendly-Image_001.002)[2]Baby-Friendly Designation

Centinela Hospital is proud to be designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.. the accrediting body and national authority for BFHI in the United States, to help encourage breastfeeding for mothers who choose to do so. Our Baby-Friendly goals include:

  • Skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth
  • Baby to stay with mothers 23 out of 24 hours per day
  • Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months

Centinela Hospital is an Award-Winning Facility for Labor and Delivery Excellence


A Staff Dedicated to Your Needs

Our panel of specialists includes board-certified obstetricians, neonatologists (physicians specializing in at-risk newborns), full-time anesthesia staff, and professional, highly skilled nurses.

Highly Specialized Care

While we hope you’ll never have to use our neonatal intensive care unit, you can take comfort in knowing it’s available in case of an emergency. Our 9-bed NICU offers a wide range of up-to-date medical technology in a friendly, comfortable, and quiet environment. Our staff has specialized training and experience and is dedicated to caring for babies who have complications, often working on a one-to-one basis with an infant who needs constant attention.

Taking Your Baby Home

The care and safety of your newborn is a priority to you — and to us. We will send you and your baby home confident that you have received quality care, just one way.

Further Information

We have provided some additional information sheets which you may download and print for your convenience: