Your Birth Setting

Choosing a hospital or a birthing center

Best Evidence for Choosing A Place of Birth

What is a Birth Center?

A birth center is a home-like facility, existing within a healthcare system with a program of care designed in the wellness model of pregnancy and birth. Birth centers are guided by principles of prevention, sensitivity, safety, appropriate medical intervention, and cost effectiveness. Birth centers provide family-centered care for healthy women before, during and after normal pregnancy, labor and birth. – National Association of Childbearing Centers, 1995

Birth centers alternatives to hospitals


Home Birth

Hospitals(Mid Hudson Valley)

Dutchess County

Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue
PO Box 5002
Rhinebeck, New York 12572

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Orange County

Bon Secours Community Hospital
160 E. Main Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Keller Army Community Hospital
900 Washington Road
West Point, NY 10996-1197

Orange Regional Medical Center
60 Prospect Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Anthony’s Community Hospital
15 Maple Ave
Warwick, NY 10990

St. Luke’s Hospital of Newburgh
70 Dubois Street
Newburgh, NY

19 Laurel Avenue
CornwallL, NY

Putnam County

Putnam Hospital Center
670 Stoneleigh Ave
Carmel, NY 10512

Rockland County

Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern
255 lafayette ave
Suffern, NY

Nyack Hospital
160 North Midland Ave
Nyack, New York 10960

Sullivan County

Catskill Regional Medical Center
P.O. Box 800
68 Harris Bushville Road
Harris, NY 12742-0800

Ulster County

Benedictine Hospital
105 Mary’s Avenue
Kingston, New York 12401

Kingston Hospital
396 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

Westchester County

Hudson Valley Hospital Center
1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567

Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 North Broadway
On Rte. 9 at Rte 117
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester
16 Guion Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801

St. John’s Riverside Hospital
967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

White Plains Hospital Center
41 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Rd.
Valhalla, NY 10595

Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Hudson Valley Hospital Center
1980 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital @ Westchester Media Center
100 Woods Rd.
Valhalla, NY 10595

St. Luke’s
70 Dubois Street
Newburgh, NY

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
5 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601