The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center is bustling with new additions to families – and one of the most precious. The Maternity Place staff delivers and cares for 1,700 babies on average each year. The unit features over 20 mother/baby rooms, six labor and delivery rooms, and a newly renovated Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 12 beds.
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 expecting mothers.
In addition to the experienced and compassionate staff at The Maternity Place, there are many other reasons for expecting mothers to deliver their babies at Samaritan Medical Center, including:
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 Elevator C
Michelle Grinnell, CNM
Jodi Hill, CNM
Joyce Wilder, CNM
Nicolette D. Vallandigham, CNM