Stony Brook Delivers: Gearing Up, Counting Down to the 100,000th Birth at Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook University Hospital NICU Nurse Practitioner Tram Tang, NP, is pictured holding triplets born to her Stony Brook colleagues, Nicole and Justin Stratton, on Nov. 27, 2013. The couple are both nurses at Stony Brook – Nicole in Labor & Delivery, and Justin in the Emergency Department. Keeping with the theme of three, the Stratton’s delivery process touched upon three of Stony Brook’s obstetric services – antepartum (in-patient bedrest), surgery, and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Because of preterm labor, Nicole was on antepartum for four days. Early in the morning on Nov. 27 her water broke, and because the babies were all breech and preterm, they were born via C-section, at 4:07, 4:09 and 4:13 in the morning. The three baby boys, Mason, Hayden and Parker, then spent nearly two months in the NICU before going home. As Nicole said, “Everyone in every area was fabulous and took amazing care of all five of us. We can in as a family of two and left as a family of five.” Nicole and Justin are now 24 weeks pregnant with another baby boy, and plan to deliver him at Stony Brook. Congratulations to the Stratton family!
Stony Brook, NY, August
, 2015 – Stony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.
According to Todd Griffin, MD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, there are between 10-20 deliveries each day at Stony Brook University Hospital; the 100,000th delivery is expected in mid-August. Currently, this milestone is only
births away (
). A celebration, anticipated for mid-August, is planned when the 100,000th milestone is reached.
People who delivered or who were delivered at Stony Brook are encouraged to share their personal stories on Stony Brook Medicine’s Facebook wall. Expectant moms who are planning to deliver at Stony Brook are also encouraged to share their due dates.