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Nursing

Nursing

Children's Hospital

UC Davis Nursing Mission


To provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered nursing care.

UC Davis Nursing Vision


The highest quality of patient care provided through the advancement of nursing practice.

UC Davis Nursing Values


Extraordinary Compassion, Courage, Integrity, in every situation!

Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.
Nurse Manager


The University Birthing Suites is a birthing center with facilities that can accommodate up to 23 patients in various phases of observation, labor and delivery. The unit includes two operating rooms and two recovery rooms, permitting family access for instant bonding. A triage area is also available for evaluation of obstetric issues This unit also has a normal newborn nursery totaling a 20 crib capacity; however, most infants remain in their mother's room for family centered bonding after their initial assessment and bath.

Care is provided by a collaborative team which includes registered nurses, medical students, interns, residents and faculty / attending physicians; the team also includes social workers, dieticians and physical therapists. We serve a very diverse population; our highly-skilled Perinatologists receive referrals from throughout this geographic region. Our all-encompassing goal is: Healthy Mom and Healthy Baby!

brenda.chagolla@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Sheryl A. Ruth, R.N.-C, M.S.Sheryl A. Ruth, R.N.-C, M.S.
Nurse Manager

The UC Davis Children's Hospital Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery is a tertiary and quaternary care treatment unit specializing in the care of high risk infants, including those born prematurely and very prematurely, from 23 to 37 weeks gestation. The nursery also cares for infants born with congenital defects, including congenital heart defects, gastroschisis, myelomeningocele (spina bifida), metabolic disorders and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn as well as birth related conditions such as jaundice, birth asphyxia, sepsis, pneumonia, perinatal depression and intraventricular hemorrhage.

sheryl.ruth@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Angie Marin, R.N.-C, M.S.N.Angie Marin, R.N.-C, M.S.N.
Nurse Manager

The pediatric unit located on Davis 7 consists of private and semiprivate rooms and accommodates 36 children. With nearly 3600 pediatric patients receiving treatment and care here each year, the Pediatric Unit at UC Davis Medical Center and Children's Hospital is a vital resource for families from throughout the region.

Davis 7 Pediatrics provides cares for children from infancy to sixteen years old. Our patient population consists of a wide range of acute illnesses such as respiratory, trauma, surgical, orthopedic, inpatient rehabilitation, chronic diseases including renal failure, cardiology,gastrointestinal disease, neurological impairments,and hematology/oncology patients.

Each room on our unit is furnished with a sleep chair to allow a parent to remain overnight to support their child. Patients have their own television VCR/DVD player with access to a large library of movies. The unit has a playroom playrooms with age appropriate furnishings allow children to engage in developmentally important activities to support the healing process. In addition, there is a teen room complete with computer access, movies, foosball and games. A separate treatment room for unpleasant or painful procedures, such as starting an intravenous line, helps to preserve their room as a "safe place."

Our highly trained pediatric nurses provide compassionate, family centered care in a respectful environment. We understand that the family is the constant in a child's life. We believe family members are essential to the recovery and well-being of pediatric patients. When a child is ill, the entire family must be a part of the treatment and healing process. Davis 7 Pediatrics emphasizes the importance of teamwork in the treatment of children, and the involvement of multidisciplinary approach to oversee a child's care from diagnosis forward. In addition to traditional philosophies on healing, additional modalities having the ability to provide a calming effect on children and families and promote healing are available including pet therapy, reiki, guided imagery and quiet time.

angie.marin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Deb Bamber, R.N., M.S.N.Deb Bamber, R.N., M.S.N.
Nurse Manager

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) is a 24 bed state-of-the-art unit dedicated and committed to improving the health care of children. With a priority for patient safety and patient- and family-centered care, the healthcare team works collaboratively and gives compassionate patient care in a setting that supports their medical and emotional needs.

The unit provides a 1 to 2 nurse-to-patient ratio with critical care medicine intensivist that are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, our larger single patient rooms enhance our family centered care philosophy and accommodate a sleeping sofa, chairs, television and bathroom. This enables the family to remain at the bedside in comfort while allowing nursing staff to deliver excellent patient care. This helps facilitate parental presence at the bedside and parents are encouraged to participate in daily rounds with our multidisciplinary heath care team.

debra.bamber@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.
Nurse Manager

The normal newborn nursery has a 20 crib total capacity; however, most infants remain in their mother's room for family centered bonding after their initial assessment and bath.

Care is provided by a collaborative team which includes registered nurses, medical students, interns, residents and faculty / attending physicians; the team also includes social workers, dieticians and physical therapists. We serve a very diverse population; our highly-skilled Perinatologists receive referrals from throughout this geographic region. Our all-encompassing goal is: Healthy Mom and Healthy Baby!

brenda.chagolla@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.Brenda Chagolla, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.
Nurse Manager


The Women's Pavilion is a 24 bed unit which consists of ante partum and postpartum patients as well as medical-surgical patients. This unit also has a normal newborn nursery totaling a 20 crib capacity; however, most infants remain in their mother's room for family centered bonding after their initial assessment and bath.

Care is provided by a collaborative team which includes registered nurses, medical students, interns, residents and faculty / attending physicians; the team also includes social workers, dieticians and physical therapists. We serve a very diverse population; our highly-skilled Perinatologists receive referrals from throughout this geographic region. Our all-encompassing goal is: Healthy Mom and Healthy Baby!

brenda.chagolla@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu