Five stars

Warwick. St. Anthony Community Hospital receives national recognition in women’s care from Healthgrades, an an online resource about physicians and hospitals

09 Sep 2019 | 11:55

St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is a recipient of Healthgrades’ highest maternal care honors.

The Birthing Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern also received awards from Healthgrades.

Both birthing centers received five-star ratings for C-section deliveries; Good Samaritan Hospital was also awarded a five-star rating for vaginal deliveries from Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Five-star ratings indicate that the hospitals’ clinical outcomes are significantly better than national averages when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“With close to 3,500 births each year, our Maternity Departments are clearly dedicated to clinical quality and the finest in patient care,” said Dr. Mary Leahy, the CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “These outstanding ratings from Healthgrades demonstrate our commitment to providing a safe, caring experience for new families and their babies.”

St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Kennedy Birthing Center offers eight private Labor Delivery Recovery Post-Partum rooms, which allow new mothers and their family members to stay in one place throughout the entire experience, providing a comfortable and seamless experience.

The department offers the most up-to-date therapies, including delayed newborn bathing, demand breast feeding and gentle C-sections. St. Anthony Community Hospital is the only hospital in Orange and Rockland counties to offer gentle C-sections, which enhances the surgical experience by allowing the mother to be more involved in the birth than a traditional C-section allows.

Both birthing centers benefit from their affiliation with the Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, so mothers identified as high risk or babies in need of more advanced care are seamlessly transferred to Valhalla for a higher level of care. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s RNICU cares for babies with every type of medical issue in a family-oriented, specialized and professional environment.

To learn more about the Kennedy Birthing Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital, call 845 987-5300 and visit