In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. This interview is with Dr Anup Katheria, a neonatologist affiliated with the Sharp Healthcare Foundation in San Diego, CA, about the facility receiving a Brave Beginnings grant.


Neonatal Intensive Care: Could you provide a quick history about your hospital and the area it serves?

Dr Anup Katheria: As San Diego, California’s only specialty hospital for women and newborns, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is nationally recognized for its quality of care. We operate a 206-bed tertiary-level women’s specialty hospital with an 84-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a 14-bed women’s acute care unit, and a 36-bed perinatal specialty care unit. Sharp Mary Birch is the largest delivery service in California and sixth largest in
the nation with over 9,400 deliveries annually. We provide medical, educational, and psychosocial services to promote healthy outcomes at birth to nearly 12,000 women and infants from across Southern California.