Women and Children's Services Unit

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Nationally recognized care
Delivering Care and Comfort


The largest unit of its kind in the region, the Joseph V. and Suzanne P. Paterno Women and Children’s Services Unit welcomes nearly 1,300 babies to our community each year. 

Nationally recognized care

U.S. News & World Health Report named Mount Nittany Medical Center as one of only 10 Pennsylvania hospitals to be ranked as high performing for maternity care in its list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

Delivering Care and Comfort

Our Women and Children's Services Unit combines state-of-the-art technology and clinical spaces with modern design and family-centered comforts that match Mount Nittany Health’s reputation for clinical excellence.

  • Six private labor and delivery rooms
  • Two triage rooms
  • An advanced technology surgical suite
  • Level I and Level II nurseries
  • Eleven private postpartum rooms
  • Private lactation consultant area
  • Amenities for partners, including sofa sleepers and refreshment area
  • Cozy family waiting areas

Learn more on the Women and Children's Services Unit fact sheet.



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Virtual Information Classes

Mount Nittany Health is offering virtual Hospital Education, Information, and Resources
(HEIR) and parent classes to expecting families. Classes include a virtual tour of the labor and delivery unit, along with discussions about car seats, breastfeeding, and other relevant topics. Taught by nurses at Mount Nittany Medical Center, each class will conclude with a Q&A session.


  • Third Thursday of each month
  • 7:00 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Breastfeeding class is held directly afterwards
  • Register Here 

Attendees can join using their smartphone, tablet, or computer and a high-speed internet connection. After the HEIR and Parent class, participants are invited to attend a separate breastfeeding presentation that lasts approximately 45 minutes.

NOTE: Zoom is a public forum and your registration name and likeness (if you enable video) will be visible to other participants.  We encourage you to register with initials and disable your video. 

Pediatric Hospitalist Program

Mount Nittany Health offers the region's only pediatric hospitalist program. Our pediatric hospitalists are specially trained in caring for young patients needing inpatient care. 

Cord Blood Donation Program

Mount Nittany Medical Center offers a cord blood donation program through the Dan Berger Cord Blood ProgramRegister to become a donor.