Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern
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Good Samaritan Hospital promotes breastfeeding by providing education to new mothers on its benefits and by also providing support and resources to mothers looking for breastfeeding guidance once they leave the hospital. The designation was awarded during Breastfeeding Awareness Month, which runs the entire month of August.
The Good Samaritan Family Birthing Center is the premier birthing center in the region, with more than 3,000 births anticipated this year. The Center was recently the recipient of the 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award and has received a five-star rating for Vaginal Delivery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for health information, for four years in a row.
The Center offers a 10-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that can safely care for babies born at 32 weeks or older who weigh over three pounds. It has a close affiliation with the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, so babies in need of more advanced care can be seamlessly transferred there. This nursery cares for babies with every type of medical issue in a family-oriented, professional environment. And if necessary, mothers identified as high- risk can also be transferred to Westchester Medical Center.
For additional questions or information, please call Susan Sippel, MHSA, RN, Administrative Director, Maternity, at (845) 368-5892.
Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Ave