Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Receives Healthgrades' 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

September 13, 2018

Southampton, NY—Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center has been named a recipient of the 2018 Healthgrades Women’s Care Awards. The Hospital is recognized for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery among the top 10% of hospitals evaluated, and has also been cited as a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery for the fourth consecutive year. Healthgrades is an online consumer resource for information about hospitals and physicians. The Awards methodology analyzed patient all-payer data from 676 eligible hospitals in 15 states and the District of Columbia from 2014-2016.

“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,” said Fredric I. Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “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.”

“Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has the lowest primary cesarean section rate—16%--in the metropolitan area. When necessary, we have a dedicated, specially equipped state-of-the-art OR located directly in the Maternity Center,” said Vito Alamia, MD Vice Chair/Service Chief, OB/GYN, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “We also have 0% elective induction at less than 39 weeks.”

“Our Maternity Center is family-centric with private labor/delivery rooms designed to provide a compassionate, supportive, comfortable and medically safe birthing environment,” said Linda Fox, Nurse Manager of The Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “Each is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for mother and baby. We also have 24-hour pediatric care, in-house lactation consultants, and facilitate the non-separation of mother and baby.”

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a participant in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). 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).

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.

About Healthgrades
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Availability of state data is subject to yearly changes due to data release timeframes and adoption of new regulations and laws. Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia for which all-payer data was made available.

Labor and Delivery Award

Photo from left: Fredric I. Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Linda Fox, Nurse Manager, Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Vito Alamia, MD Vice Chair/Service Chief, OB/GYN, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; and Alicia Carroll, Associate Director, Quality Solutions, Healthgrades.