St. Ambrose Hospital is the local hospital for the Oceanside Wellness Group and Pacific Wellcare Center in the event of any medical emergencies involving their patients. Located in Santa Monica, California, St. Ambrose has ORs, an ER, NICU, ICU, and multiple wards and private patient rooms. It is at least 124 years old. It is also a teaching hospital.
According to Charlotte, there are over 200 physicians working at the hospital.
- Dr. Charlotte King (Chief of Staff, Attending Urologist)
- Dr. Noah Barnes (Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon)
- Dr. Campbell (Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon)
- Dr. Mason (Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon)
- Dr. Scott Barker (Attending Pediatric Surgeon)
- Dr. Joan (Pediatric Resident)
- Dr. Vanessa Hoyt (Attending Perinatologist and Neonatologist)
- Dr. Myer (OB/GYN)
- Dr. James Peterson (Attending Emergency Medicine Physician)
- Dr. Malone (Attending Neurosurgeon)
- Dr. Golding (Attending Neurosurgeon)
- Dr. Brian Reynolds (Attending Oncologist)
- Dr. Walker (Attending Oral Surgeon)
- Dr. Joe Hoffman
- Dr. Simcox
- Dr. James (Attending Neurosurgeon)
- Dr. Singh (Attending ER Physician)
- Dr. Barksdale (Neurosurgery Resident)
- Dr. Berman
There are medical personnel who have privileges at St. Ambrose, despite not being on staff, which allows them access everything that medical staff at St. Ambrose would be normally entitled to, such as use of ORs and surgical privileges, access to patient files, administration of medications and use the pharmacy and clinical labs, access to treatment equipment, including treatment in the ER bays.
- Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery (OB/GYN, perinatologist/fetal surgeon, neonatal surgeon, and medical geneticist from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Naomi Bennett (Reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Sam Bennett (Internist and cardiothoracic surgeon from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Violet Turner (Psychiatrist from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Cooper Freedman (Pediatrician from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Neurosurgeon from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Miranda Bailey (General Surgeon from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)
Formerly having Hospital PrivilegesEdit
These doctors had privileges at St. Ambrose while under employment at the Oceanside Wellness Group or the Pacific Wellcare Center; since they have resigned from their position at their respective practices, it can be assumed that their privileges have been revoked.
- Dr. Wyatt Lockhart (Oncologist from Pacific Wellcare Center)
- Dr. Archer Montgomery (Neurologist from Pacific Wellcare Center)
- Dell Parker (Nurse and Trainee Midwife from Oceanside Wellness Group)
- Dr. Sheldon Wallace (Psychiatrist from Seaside Health and Wellness)
Notes and TriviaEdit
- St. Ambrose was initially not a teaching hospital: its staff lacked interns or residents; however, seasons five and six introduced two characters who were residents. Addison also mentioned to one of her patients that she would walk out of the hospital and leave their case to some nervous OB resident if they weren't straight with her. This is either a continuity error, or an indication that St. Ambrose is indeed a teaching hospital.
- Although no plastic surgeons were ever seen on the show, it was mentioned by Amelia that the hospital did, in fact, have a plastics department.
- Charlotte has neonatal rounds, which she asked Addison to cover for her, as she returned home to see her dying father. ("Homeward Bound")
- According to Addison, there are 40 heart surgeons employed by the hospital. ("What You Do for Love")