Compassionate Expertise and Support

At Catholic Health, we support expectant mothers and their family members through the entire pregnancy journey from preparing for baby's arrival to postpartum support. Our team of dedicated experts treat families the way we would want our own families to be treated—with compassion and excellent care.

All Catholic Health hospitals with obstetric services offer classes and support groups across Long Island for expectant mothers and family members, including infant CPR, Lamaze, hospital tours, breastfeeding and lactation, and mental and physical care.

Good Samaritan University Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

      Explore Our Maternity Services

      Good Samaritan University Hospital

      West Islip, NY

      Mercy Hospital

      Rockville Centre, NY

      St. Charles Hospital

      Port Jefferson, NY

      Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)

      Babies born premature or critically ill require advanced medical care immediately after delivery. Catholic Health hospitals with obstetric services feature Level II to Level III NICUs overseen by our board-certified neonatologists and physicians with training and expertise to treat sick newborns and premature infants.

      Our NICU team includes skilled and professional neonatal nurses whose around-the-clock nursing care gives peace of mind to parents. After a baby leaves the NICU, our team continues to provide care to our “NICU graduates” through neonatal outpatient programs.

      • Good Samaritan University Hospital (West Islip, NY). Level III NICU—the highest level NICU on the south shore of Suffolk County. Level III units offer 24/7 coverage by neonatologists and are supported by pediatric specialists.
      • Mercy Hospital (Rockville Centre, NY). Level III NICU.
      • St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Level II NICU.
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      Safe Haven

      If you or a loved one are afraid, alone or unable to cope with caring for your newborn, turn to a Catholic Health Safe Haven. We have Safe Havens at all of our hospitals. Visit any of our emergency departments, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

      On July 18, 2000, New York state signed into law the Abandoned Infant Protection Act, which made it legal for a mother to leave her baby at a Safe Haven within the first five days of life and ensured the mother would not be prosecuted for abandonment and established that police would not investigate.

      The child promptly receives medical attention and Child Protective Services will ensure the child finds a home.

      When a mother arrives at a Catholic Health hospital with the child, she is not required to provide information. For the baby’s benefit, she may offer information about her family medical history. This information can be provided then or the mother may opt to complete a questionnaire and return it by mail. All information will be kept confidential and the mother’s identity will be protected. The baby, and the mother (if requested), will receive medical treatment.

      Maternal Fetal Medicine Program

      For expectant mothers who have been classified with a high-risk pregnancy.

      Labor & Delivery Locations

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      Good Samaritan University Hospital

      West Islip, NY Hospital

      Mercy Hospital exterior

      Mercy Hospital

      Rockville Centre, NY Hospital

      St Charles Hospital

      St. Charles Hospital

      Port Jefferson, NY Hospital