Caring for our community for more than 100 years, Mercy has two hospitals in Bakersfield for convenient access to quality health care: Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest. Mercy Hospital Downtown is licensed for 144 acute care beds, including a 31-bed medical unit, a 31-bed surgical unit, a 31-bed telemetry unit, a 29-bed guarded care unit and a 20-bed adult ICU. Mercy Hospital Downtown is also home to the area’s only inpatient oncology unit. Mercy Hospital Southwest has established a similar reputation for superior health care, since opening in 1992. This 78-bed facility adjacent to California State University includes our respected Family Birth Center, which features an 18-bed labor delivery recovery postpartum unit (LDRP), an 11-bed postpartum unit, and a 9-bed NICU.