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GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES THE COMPLETION OF ITS MATERNITY UNIT EXPANSION

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has celebrated the opening of its expanded and improved Family Birthing Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing on April 2.

Located on the fifth floor of the hospital, the newly expanded maternity wing now features:

  • Twelve newly constructed private mother-baby rooms, bringing the total number to 31 for the unit; there are also seven labor-delivery-recovery suites
  • A comfortable and nurturing environment, designed to be “all-inclusive” and create a highly personalized experience for new parents
  • An additional well-baby nursery and nursing station

“We’re thrilled to bring expectant parents and their families this expanded maternity unit,” said  Meg Moore, Maternity Consultant and Clinical Manager of Mother Baby . “We go to great lengths to make the experience for them exceptional, and this comfortable and spacious new wing will only enhance that.”

While many hospitals are reporting declining birth rates, Good Samaritan has seen a steady increase since 2000. The maternity unit welcomes more than 3,000 babies into the world each year—higher than any other hospital in the region. The program has an excellent reputation among physicians and patients alike, and it is known for bringing a full suite of services to its clientele, including:

  • Personal maternity consultant who creates highly customized birthing plans for parents
  • One-on-one education, as well as in- and outpatient lactation support
  • A broad range of pain relief options to meet every woman’s needs and to make the birthing experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible
  • A full referral service for both ob/gyns and midwives; and a highly experienced nursing staff that specializes in obstetrics

Another incredible comfort to new parents is the center’s onsite Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),.

“Here, parents get the complete package—personalized care, an expert medical team, advanced security protocols, and education,” said  Jeanne Boydston, Clinical Manager of Labor and Delivery.. “Now, with this expansion, the environment complements our extensive offerings.”

Weekly tours for the all-new Union State Bank Family Birthing Center are available the first Sunday of every month at 11 a.m.; no registration is required—simply arrive in the hospital lobby 10 minutes before.

DEDICATION AND BLESSING OF ALL-NEW AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER

Physicians, clinical staff, and executive leadership cut the ribbon to open the new Ambulatory Surgery Center. From left to right: Eileen Dobbing, Diane Wilcomes, Philip Patterson, Dr. Thomas Facelle, and Dr. Richard Clarkin.

Physicians, clinical staff, and executive leadership cut the ribbon to open the new Ambulatory Surgery Center. From left to right: Eileen Dobbing, Diane Wilcomes, Philip Patterson, Dr. Thomas Facelle, and Dr. Richard Clarkin.

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center recently hosted two events to dedicate and bless the all-new Ambulatory Surgery Center. The events provided an exciting opportunity to tour the center before it officially opened on August 12th.

Over 300 people, including hospital employees and members of the community, attended the afternoon ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 1st. On the same day, over 100 board members, physicians, and dignitaries joined the evening dedication to get a sneak peek of the center.

This newly built state-of-the-art facility features four innovative operating suites and beautifully designed private rooms for pre-op and recovery. The center will improve access to a highly trained and experienced surgical staff who will perform a broad range of same-day surgical procedures. Patients will have access to an elevated level of same-day surgical treatment in a space designed to maximize comfort and quality.

This is more than a change of location for same-day surgeries at Good Samaritan; the new center will provide concierge service to patients to smooth the entire day from arrival to departure. The facility is patient- and family-centered with efficient and streamlined processes, a spacious waiting lounge, and plenty of free parking just outside the entrance. In addition, the new Ambulatory Surgery Center will enable the inpatient operating rooms to develop and improve services.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center is in the Suffern Medical Pavilion, conveniently located adjacent to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center at 257 Lafayette Avenue (Route 59) in Suffern, NY 10901.