Good Samaritan Hospital 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 2,814100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 120.4%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 110.4%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 10.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 10.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,80899.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1,07738.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 60621.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 59121.0%20.1%
Analgesia 2,80599.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,30346.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 121.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 36528.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 70.5%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 393.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,08683.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 463.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,51153.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 86730.8%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 64422.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 563.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,14876.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 30620.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,91881.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,08645.9%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 83243.4%51.6%

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