Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern

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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 3,001100.0%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 1194.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,45681.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1876.2%11.1%
Induction by medicine 38112.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 43614.5%20.1%
Analgesia 64635.0%40.6%
Attended by midwife 33811.3%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 2,27782.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 10833.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 39317.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 90.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,40761.9%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 34215.0%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 47717.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 2729.9%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 2057.4%13.6%
General anesthesia 71.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 31766.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 14730.9%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,43586.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,76562.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 67027.5%51.6%

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