St Josephs Hospital Health 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 1,953100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 80.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,95099.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 583.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 49425.3%17.4%
Augmented labor 1889.6%20.1%
Analgesia 1,54178.9%40.6%
Attended by midwife 1367.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,28565.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 10.4%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 13610.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 110.9%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 20.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 62248.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 32725.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 66834.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 41021.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 25813.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 578.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 60090.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 111.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,43381.3%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,34576.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 886.1%51.6%

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