The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center cares for our mothers and their precious newborn infants. The staff delivers and cares for 1,700 babies on average each year. The Maternity Place features 20 mother/baby rooms, six labor and delivery rooms, and a newly renovated Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 12 beds and enhanced privacy - making Samaritan the largest and most advanced maternity services in our area.
The Maternity Place offers extensive labor pain management options, 24 hour anesthesia coverage, minimal visitation limitations, pull out sleep chairs for partners and more. And, as part of our family-centered philosophy, we strive to keep mothers and babies together after birth, including the times where a cesarean section must be performed – all of these care qualities are very important for expectant mothers.
In addition to the experienced and compassionate staff at The Maternity Place, there are many other reasons for expectant mothers to deliver their babies at Samaritan Medical Center, including:
- Promote early initiation of maternal and infant bonding
- Two of the Labor and Delivery Rooms are jacuzzi suites
- Promote rooming-in for mother and baby right away
- Sleep accommodations for partner
- Private mother/baby rooms is our goal
- Skype services for when partners or family members cannot be there for the birth
- Special infant security feature for all babies
- Baby 360 digital photography services
- Assistance with breastfeeding
- Many FREE childbirth classes
- Nursing staff who specialize in maternal and infant care
- Pumping room for mothers who need privacy
For Our Military Families:
It is an exciting and cheerful time when a family is expecting the birth of a newborn baby. Samaritan Medical Center recognizes that military families may face extenuating hardships during this otherwise joyous occasion.
Operation Special Delivery (OSD) is a free program that provides trained doulas for pregnant women who may be anticipating the absence of their spouse or partner due to a military reason during the birth of their newborn. A doula is someone who is specially trained to give informational, emotional, and physical support to a woman during childbirth. For more information about Operation Special Delivery please visit their website.
Samaritan is also proud to partner with Army Community Service (ACS), who offers the Fort Drum New Parent Support Program. This program offers expectant military parents and parents of newborns and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and also improve old ones. For more information about this program, please visit their website or via phone: 315-772-0748.
The Maternity Place
Samaritan Medical Center
3rd Floor – Use Pratt Elevator (C)
Jodi Hill, CNM
Stephanie Jones, CNM (only Fort Drum OB/GYN patients)
Deborah Kaiser, CNM (only Fort Drum OB/GYN patients)
Brittany Speers, CMN (only Fort Drum OB/GYN patients)
Nicolette D. Vallandigham, CNM