Our licensed Level II Special Care Nursery provides sophisticated care for premature and critically ill newborns. The nursery is always staffed with a neonatologist or pediatrician who provides immediate care for your newborn. We know it is important for you to stay close to home during your pregnancy. Our state-of-the art facility allows moms to bond with their baby while providing a supportive environment.
Infants who require more intensive care will be stabilized in our Special Care Nursery and transferred to St. Elizabeth’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Boston or Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital provides a highly trained transport team to care for infants during transport. When the infant is ready for our Level II care again, we will arrange transfer back to Good Samaritan Medical Center for the remainder of the hospital stay and provide ongoing care for the transition to home.
The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses breastfeeding as the ideal way to nourish infants as it benefits mothers and babies. At Good Samaritan, we do everything we can to support the breastfeeding efforts of new mothers.
Our team of breastfeeding experts includes experienced nurses and a lactation consultant who are available to assist you in your breastfeeding efforts.
Lactation services at Good Samaritan include:
For more information, contact the lactation department at 508-427-BABY(2229).
At Good Samaritan Medical Center, we are attuned to the unique needs of our non-English speaking patients. We are sensitive to cultural and linguistic diversity and guarantee that all patients receive a highly personalized birth experience.
Since 20 percent of our OB patients speak Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian-Creole, interpreters in these languages are available in the hospital 24 hours a day.