BY MICHAEL RICONDA
SUFFERN – Good Samaritan Hospital celebrated the opening of its new Mother-Baby unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing on April 2, the latest in a series of recent expansions pursued by the medical center.
The new unit features twelve new private mother-baby rooms, seven labor-delivery-recovery suites and a well-baby nursery and nursing station. The addition brings the total number of private units in maternity to 31 rooms.
Like other maternity care facilities, the new unit is designed with the interests of families in mind. The rooms are built to allow space, privacy and comfort for parents and visitors during a mother and infant’s stay in the hospital.
“Here, parents get the complete package: Personalized care, an expert medical team, advanced security protocols, and education,” Clinical Manager of Labor and Delivery Jeanne Boydson said. “Now, with this expansion, the environment complements our extensive offerings.”
The hospital’s services also include a personal maternity consultant, educational resources and full referral services for ob/gyns and midwives. A Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is also onsite for neonatal emergencies and infant care.
With 3,000 births each year, Good Samaritan is expected to see a dramatic increase in patients as Ramapo’s population continues to grow. Last year, similar expansions and updates were made to Good Samaritan’s ambulatory surgery center and emergency department.