Samaritan Medical Center

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Maternity Information

New York State's Maternity Information Law requires each hospital to provide the following information about its childbirth practices and procedures. This information can help you to better understand what you can expect, learn more about your childbirth choices, and plan for your baby's birth. Data shown are for 2012. For more information please see the Maternity Information Brochure.

All births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Total births 1,743100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 80.5%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 80.5%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 40.2%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,72498.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 261.5%11.1%
Induction by medicine 47727.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 36320.8%20.1%
Analgesia 1,09963.1%40.6%
Attended by midwife 43024.7%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,33476.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 4920.4%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 60.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 503.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 171.3%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 88266.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 725.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 40923.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 21812.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 19111.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 266.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 33181.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 5212.9%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,29280.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,07666.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 21616.7%51.6%

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