The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center cares for our mothers and their precious newborn infants with a family-centered philosophy. Our care is centered around creating an environment where families can bond in a safe, comfortable environment immediately after birth. We strive to keep mothers and babies together after birth, including the times where a cesarean section must be performed, and offer:
- Rooming-in for mother and baby
- Private mother/baby rooms whenever possible
Our staff delivers and cares for 1,600 babies on average each year. The Maternity Place features mother/baby rooms, eight brand new labor and delivery rooms, a C-section suite, and the area’s only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 12 beds and enhanced privacy – making Samaritan the largest and most advanced maternity services provider in our area.
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:
- Brand new labor and delivery unit with eight private rooms
- Few limitations on visitors
- Special infant security feature for all babies
- Baby 360 digital photography services
- Lactation specialist for assistance with breastfeeding
- Many FREE childbirth classes
- Nursing staff who specialize in maternal and infant care
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.
Labor Pain Management
Comfort is crucial to any mother’s child-birthing experience. Our staff is committed to providing our expectant mothers of Northern New York and Fort Drum with a positive experience by offering several options and tools available for expectant mothers.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Samaritan Medical Center’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a very special place where we care for our tiniest patients – babies delivered at 32 weeks and older that need a little extra care before they can go home. Our 24-hour neonatology coverage is unique to Northern New York and the Fort Drum community. We are the only Level II NICU north of Syracuse, and the care that we provide is exceptional.
Maternity Place Honor Roll
The Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York at Samaritan is pleased to offer a very special way in which parents, grandparents and friends can commemorate this wonderful birth event. The Maternity Place Honor Roll is a unique tribute that, unlike flowers or clothing, will last a lifetime.
The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center offers many resources and classes to moms and dads. For more information about any of these opportunities, please call The Maternity Place at 315-785-4050. All classes are all held in the 2nd floor Conference Rooms at Samaritan Medical Center, use the Pratt Elevator (C).