Family Centered Care
At Crouse Hospital, we are honored when you share your birth experience with us. With you as a partner, we dedicate ourselves to caring for you and your family with respect, flexibility, and attention to your needs in a safe and compassionate environment. Our mission is to prove a high-quality, personalized birth experience in a family-centered environment. We are proud to be the exclusive Spirit of Women hospital in Central New York.
Maternity Information - Childbirth Services
Crouse Hospital has a rich history of service to the women and children of Central New York. Founded in 1887 as the Syracuse Women & Children's Hospital & Training School for Nurses, the hospital was the realization of a dream for a group of community-minded women who recognized the special needs of women and children in Syracuse. In 1887, there was no other hospital in Syracuse that admitted women and children. Thus began a service that has specialized in this population for over 130 years. Historically, in the care of women, Crouse Hospital is a pioneer.
We Are the Regional Perinatal Center for Central New York
The services of the Central New York Regional Perinatal Program exist to provide care for the moms and babies with special needs during pregnancy, surrounding delivery, or in the newborn period in a 13-county region. The program promotes healthy outcomes by ensuring that high-risk mothers and infants have access to a continuum of timely appropriate obstetric and pediatric specialized care. If your physician has referred you or your baby for the Perinatal Program, we welcome you and look forward to this partnership to provide best care.
We Provide the Highest Level of Care in Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Sometimes a baby is born prematurely or requires extra medical attention. If this happens, your baby will receive the best medical care by the most highly qualified staff in the region in Crouse Hospital's Walter R.G. Baker Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
We provide a wide range of specialized services in the NICU to help your baby and we have a wide variety of supportive services for parents. This is a stressful time. The NICU Parent Support Group offers families the opportunity to share the many emotions that come with having a baby in the NICU. Meetings are held weekly in the NICU conference room, 9th floor. Ask your nurse for day and time.
Crouse partners with the nearby Ronald McDonald House of CNY, as many of our NICU families take advantage of the hospitality and services offered there. Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable and safe environment so you can be close to your baby. The NICU social worker will provide information to families as needed.
We Care for Moms Who Need Extended Stays Before Baby's Arrival
The "Glow as You Grow" program provides services for our antepartum moms who require extended stays before the birth of their baby. We are indebted to the Gigliott Family, who established the Molly Fund, which provides sundry and entertainment items for our moms-to-be. The evaluations we receive from patients indicate they love the program. As one patient stated, Glow as You Grow "differentiates Crouse Hospital from other hospitals."
We Are a Spirit of Women Hospital
Crouse Hospital is proud to be the exclusive Spirit of Women hospital in Central New York. As a Spirit of Women hospital, specializing in women's care, we believe in addressing every facet of women's health. Crouse realizes that women of all ages have unique healthcare needs, sometimes including caring for children, spouses and parents. Our goal is to empower, educate, and serve women by providing invaluable and engaging education, outreach and support to help you be at your best.