Olean General Hospital

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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 778100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 101.3%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 91.2%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 10.1%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 516.6%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 76297.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 17222.1%11.1%
Induction by medicine 21427.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 16421.1%20.1%
Analgesia 19825.4%40.6%
Attended by midwife 34444.2%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 55471.2%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 00.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 20737.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 40.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 34462.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 437.8%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 22428.8%34.1%
Primary cesarean 11414.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 11014.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 62.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 16975.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 4922.0%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 55474.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 48564.9%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 6912.5%51.6%

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