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Date Updated: Monday, March 9, 2020

First Baby Born at Good Samaritan Hospital in 2020

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SUFFERN, N.Y. (January 6, 2020) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomed the first baby of 2020 on January 2 in the Hospital’s Family Birthing Center.


Francesa Marie Donovan, was born to Alexandra Seeley and Richie Donovan at 9:06 am. She weighed 9 lb., 3 oz and was 22 inches long. She joins older brother Jackson.

“This is a wonderful hospital, I have had a great experience,” said Seeley.

Are You Pregnant or Looking for a Hospital Near You to Deliver at?

At the Good Samaritan Family Birthing Center, experience the joy of childbirth in a family-centered, home-like setting.  The Family Birthing Center received a five-star rating from HealthGrades for vaginal and C-section delivery for the fifth consecutive year.

The Good Samaritan Hospital Family Birthing Center features seven labor, delivery and recovery suites (LDRS), all with private baths and therapeutic showers with benches. The Labor & Delivery wing also features four antepartal rooms and two PACU beds (post anesthesia care unit) for women post cesarean section. There are 34 private, en-suite postpartum rooms with scenic views for comfort and privacy.

We offer a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns with special needs.  It has a close affiliation with the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), so mothers identified as high risk or babies in need of more advanced care are seamlessly transferred there.

The unit is home to the Rockland and Orange counties' ONLY dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Obstetrics (OB) Emergency Department (ED), or OB-ED, was made possible through the creation of the Good Samaritan Hospital OB Hospitalist Program, a partnership with the OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG). The program’s board-certified OB physicians are on-site, all day, every day to ensure expectant mothers receive expert care at a moment’s notice. The physicians and highly-skilled nurses are available to deliver babies if a patient's own physician is unavailable and will respond to any obstetric emergency. 

For additional questions or information, please call 845.368.5450 or visit www.goodsamhosp.org/birthing-center.