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Radhika's Story

  • Author: Shilpi Chetry
  • Date Submitted: Mar 19, 2021

Radhika A nationally acclaimed medical center and a community hospital come together for baby Radhika.

Washington Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are teaming up to bring our community the very best health care.

Shilpi Chetry of Fremont experienced that personally while pregnant. Her team at Washington Hospital determined that she was at risk for a premature delivery, which turned out to be the case. She went into labor almost two months early and delivered tiny baby Radhika at UCSF. Radhika spent her first month in the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery, where she needed to be tube-fed. When she was strong enough, she was transferred to the Washington Special Care Nursery to be closer to her family. Within a few weeks, she was eating on her own and able to go home. This new team of award-winning hospitals came together for little Radhika, her mom Shilpi, and the whole Chetry family.