St. Catherine's Maternity Selected to Share Best Practices

St. Catherine's maternity recognized for innovative, cutting-edge practices.

A Smithtown hospital's maternity ward is gaining special recognition for its innovative practices is being asked to teach others. 

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center's maternity ward has been asked to present its proposal to improve patient outcomes for mother and newborns at Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses's annual conferences in June. 

The proposal entitled, “Cultivating Better Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns Through Integrated Best Practice Models” was selected as a final poster presentation among several contending submissions from across the nation.

"The importance of being selected for this national conference is that it offers the medical center the opportunity to share optimal health care information that affects women and newborns,” said St. Catherine’s Maternity Nurse Manager Neila Hernandez. “We are also able to network and gain new insight into the latest evidence-based research for improved care for our mothers and newborns."

St. Catherine’s maternity department in Smithtown has five birthing rooms, two operating rooms and a recovery room. The seven-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides care for newborns by skilled registered nurses, recognized by the National Certification Corporation in obstetrics, gynecology and neonatal specialty. 


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