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St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2019

St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2019

Newburgh –The Kaplan Family Birthing Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) welcomed its first baby of 2019, a beautiful baby girl, Hayden Houck, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents, Kimberly and Christopher Houck of Maybrook welcomed their newest addition shortly after 7 p.m. on January 2.

Baby Hayden is the second generation born at SLCH, following her father Christopher 30 years prior. Hayden was delivered by Clarice E. Schwartz, Certified Nurse Midwife of Cornerstone Family Healthcare.  “The entire team was amazing,” said Kimberly. “Everything was great and seamless from the moment I arrived to when Hayden was born; my nurses, the doctor, just everyone. If I were to have another baby, I am definitely going to deliver at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.”

SLCH’s Kaplan Family Birthing Center has undergone extensive renovation and features some of the newest technologies in the industry, including a wireless fetal monitoring system that allows women in labor to walk freely throughout their labor room. In addition, SLCH labor and delivery rooms include a private bathroom and shower, as well as private and semi-private recovery rooms. Birthing suites for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) are also available to allow new mothers to remain in the same room throughout their entire birthing experience. The facility also includes a private lactation room where families can utilize all of SLCH’s breastfeeding resources.  A certified lactation consultant also provides assistance and education on breastfeeding techniques and nutrition.  The Birthing Center also has a comprehensive infant security program.

In addition, SLCH has been named a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery for four consecutive years by Healthgrades, For more information or to schedule a free tour of the Kaplan Family Birthing Center, or the Elaine Kaplan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, please call (845) 568-2365.




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