Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital (West Islip, NY) today announced the opening of its all-new single patient room Mother Baby Unit. The new space will greatly increase the number of private patient rooms available for Good Samaritan’s more than 3,000 maternity patients each year.
“The opening of the Mother Baby Unit is another milestone in Catholic Health’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional care to mothers and their newborns,” said Good Samaritan University Hospital President Ruth E. Hennessey. “The new facilities, available to all maternity patients, match the outstanding compassionate and quality care delivered to our patients.”
Accommodations include 10 single-bedded patient rooms, each equipped with the most current technologies and the finest amenities. Also available is a new celebratory menu specifically for labor and delivery patients and their partners. Once completed, the Mother Baby Unit will be comprised of no less than 36 private rooms.
The Unit is an addition to Good Samaritan’s already robust Maternity program, serving as the South Shore’s only Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Also offered is a high-risk Maternal Fetal Medicine program, perinatal education/childbirth programs, and its new St. Francis Heart Center Women’s Heart Wellness program, helping to detect cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.
“The expansion of the Maternity unit is part of Catholic Health’s system-wide commitment to be the premier provider of world-class maternal care, most especially for high-risk pregnancies,” said Dr. John Vullo, DO, Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Good Samaritan University Hospital and Associate Chair of Women’s Health Services for Catholic Health. “The modernization of Mother Baby at Good Samaritan University Hospital furthers our long tradition of caring for families in the communities we serve.”
Today’s announcement is yet another example of how Catholic Health continues to make investments in its health system to transform its facilities into state of the art centers for healing. Last spring, Good Samaritan announced the construction of its new 500 million, 300,000-square-foot patient care pavilion, designed to set the new standard for inpatient care on Long Island’s south shore. Scheduled for completion in early 2025, the facility will feature a 75-bay emergency department, 16 high-tech replacement operating rooms and three floors of private patient rooms as well as larger and enhanced clinical areas.
Learn more about the maternity services available at Good Samaritan University Hospital.