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Patient Care Services

Mother Baby Unit

Individualized Care

Our Mother Baby Unit focus is family-centered care. You and your baby will be cared for by one nurse. Individualized teaching is done with all our patients.

One Room

Your baby’s room is your room.  This allows you to spend more time with your baby and helps you learn to recognize your baby's cues. Sleeping in the same room with mom has been shown to be a major factor in helping decrease the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

We have private rooms with flat screen televisions and DVD players. Your significant other or support person is encouraged to spend the night to assist with caring for the baby.  Love seats pull out to a bed for sleeping. Glider rockers in every room can be used to calm the baby or just to relax and enjoy the new addition.   

Our new room service menu is available to moms from 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. with wonderful meal selections delivered to your room when you place your order. We also have a stocked kitchen for those midnight or mid-day cravings.

Breast-feeding is supported by a team of lactation consultants available seven days a week and a fully trained staff. If you still need assistance after you go home, a breast-feeding support center is available for you by appointment for additional help.

Additional Information

For the convenience of your family, the visiting hours are as follows:

  •  General visiting hours: noon to 8 p.m.
  • Support partner/significant other: 24-hour visitation
  • All children are welcome to visit
  • Please remind your visitors that everyone needs to be healthy and free from illness when visiting.
  • Hand-washing each time someone enters and leaves the room is necessary to help prevent the spread of germs and protect the new mom and baby. 
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Women & Children's Services
Phone: (315) 448-5515  

The Birth Place 
Phone: (315) 448-5399

Lactation Services
Phone: (315) 448-5323

Birth Certififcate Office
Phone: (315) 448-5161

Childbirth & New Family Classes
Contact: Chris Vona, RNC
Phone: (315) 448-5515
E-Mail: Childbirth.classes@sjhsyr.org

Joseph's House
Contact: Jennifer Johnstone, 
Phone: (315) 744-1344
Website: josephshouseforwomen.org
Provides a nurturing home for mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy.