Stony Brook Delivers: Gearing Up , Counting Down to the 100,000th Birth at Stony Brook Medicine
34 deliveries at Stony Brook over the weekend – 278 away from 100,000!
Stony Brook, NY, July
27, 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 August.
Currently, this milestone is only 278 births away
(34 births took place over the weekend)
. A celebration, anticipated for mid-August, is planned when the 100,000th milestone is reached.
Dana McCall of Center Moriches, NY, was one of the 34 deliveries over the weekend. Her daughter, Brynn McCall, was delivered on Saturday, July 25, and soon will go home to join her two brothers and sister.
Congratulations to the McCall family!
Mrs. McCall reports having a great delivery experience here at Stony Brook. “Being able to have a private room makes it much easier with family visiting, and I also like being able to have her with me 24/7 — even if the nurses wash her, they do it right in the room where I can watch.
It’s been like having a staycation!
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.
About Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center. It is part of Stony Brook Medicine, which represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise, including its five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit StonyBrookMedicine.edu.
Stony Brook Medicine Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine is dedicated to the health and well-being of women and their babies. As Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the most advanced designations from the New York State Department of Health, Stony Brook Medicine offers the highest level of obstetric and neonatal care possible for every delivery scenario. To learn more, visit medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/obgyn.
To learn more, visit StonyBrookMedicine.edu.