Samaritan 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 1,153100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 50.4%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 50.4%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 383.3%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,12797.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 877.5%11.1%
Induction by medicine 15513.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 1089.4%20.1%
Analgesia 68659.5%40.6%
Attended by midwife 46440.2%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 81670.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 2613.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 8710.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 60.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 42952.8%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 526.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 33729.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 17014.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 16714.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 103.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 27181.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 5215.6%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 82272.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 73865.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 8410.2%51.6%

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