Five-star recipient four years in a row

Stony Brook Southampton Honored

The Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is in the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery as part of the 2018 Healthgrades Women’s Care Awards. It was also cited as a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery for the fourth consecutive year.

Fredric Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, stated, “We are very proud of our Maternity Center’s experienced team of doctors, nurses, and staff. As the only maternity center on the South Fork of Long Island, we average 770 births a year and provide the highest quality medical care.”

He added, “When needed, we also have a full-service maternal transport program with a specially-trained team in labor and delivery to care for the mother and baby in the event the birth occurs on route to Stony Brook, which provides the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.”

The Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is “equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for the mother and baby,” stated Linda Fox, the center’s Nurse Manager.

“We also have 24-hour pediatric care, in-house lactation consultants, and facilitate the non-separation of mother and baby. Our Maternity Center is family-centric with private labor/delivery rooms designed to provide a compassionate, supportive, comfortable, and medically safe birthing environment,” she added.

With the lowest primary cesarean section rate (16 percent) in the metropolitan area, Vito Alamia, MD, Vice Chair and Service Chief, OB/GYN of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital said, “When necessary, we have a dedicated, specially equipped state-of-the-art operating room located directly in the Maternity Center. We also have zero percent elective induction at less than 39 weeks.”

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a participant in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Safe Motherhood Initiative. The SMI works with more than 10,000 healthcare providers and 115 birthing facilities to develop and implement standard approaches for handling obstetric emergencies associated with maternal mortality and morbidity, with a focus on the three leading causes of maternal death — obstetric hemorrhage (severe bleeding), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and severe hypertension in pregnancy (high blood pressure).

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