Women and Children's Services Unit

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Nationally recognized care
Delivering Care and Comfort

Overview

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.

CLASS DETAILS & REGISTRATION

  • 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.

COVID-19 testing for labor & delivery patients

To ensure the safety of patients and staff, effective immediately, all pregnant patients who plan to deliver at the Medical Center will be tested in the outpatient setting for COVID-19 at 38 and 40 weeks gestation. If a scheduled delivery is planned before 38 weeks gestation, a COVID-19 test in the outpatient setting will be completed no later than three days prior to the scheduled delivery. It is the responsibility of the obstetrician to ensure testing has been completed at these times. If a patient goes into labor prior to being tested, a rapid test will be completed at the Medical Center. 

“We are here and ready to care for all of our patients. Testing will enable us to serve all expecting mothers, and their babies, with the care they need and deserve in the safest possible manner," shared Samuel Owusu, MD, department chair, obstetrics-gynecology department, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Any labor & delivery patient needing specialized care because of suspect/confirmed COVID-19, suspect/confirmed tuberculosis, disseminated shingles, suspected/confirmed measles or chicken pox will be placed in a negative air pressure room.