Key facts from the World Health Organization:
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born premature (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising.
Premature birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age and were responsible for approximately 1 million deaths in 2015 (1).
Three-quarters of these deaths could have been prevented with current, cost-effective interventions.
Across 184 countries, the rate of premature birth ranges from 5% to 18% of all babies born for those areas.
St. Joseph’s Health was awarded a grant to reduce premature births
in Central New York.
The Preemie Prevention grant team at St. Joseph’s Health is committed to improving the health outcomes of women and children in Central New York.This work is supported through a grant from the Central New York Care Collaborative.
Our team is dedicated to working collaboratively to provide and support resources that help women to deliver healthy, full-term babies. Through implementation of evidence-based strategies, screening of all pregnant women, development of action plans and referrals to appropriate community resources that make sense for mom and baby, we can make a difference.
St. Joseph’s Health is committed to providing women with integrated, individualized care within one system. The Women’s Physician Referral Services at St. Joseph’s Health is available to help patients find the physician who will best fit their individual medical needs. Please use the information below to speak with a Physician Referral Specialist to start a better health care experience.
Risk Factors That Can Cause Premature Births:
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How We Can Help!
How does St. Joseph’s Health measure up?
As an integral part of the Syracuse and Central New York community for nearly 150 years, St. Joseph’s Health provides quality and compassionate care to all.
St. Joseph’s is in a unique position to facilitate this initiative and has had experience with similar projects. In 2004, St. Joseph’s Health received grants worth nearly $1.2 million to establish The Central New York Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems (the Center). In 2009, St. Joseph’s received a five-year, $1.3 million state grant to effect system change in relation to tobacco dependence treatment. In 2014, the Center was awarded two five-year state grants totaling $3 million to further tobacco health system initiatives in a fourteen county area.
Today, the Center positively impacts tobacco cessation initiatives and implements system and policy change. A recent success was the passing of Tobacco 21 legislation in Onondaga County.
In regard to managing prenatal care, St. Joseph’s comprehensive new maternity services and Level III Perinatal Center with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are guided by a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who work together to develop a plan of care that meets both mother’s and baby’s physical and emotional needs.
St. Joseph’s places the most advanced pregnancy and birthing technologies in the expert hands of our physicians and nurses. St. Joseph’s further excels through our unmatched quality and compassionate care. Such recognition serves as further motivation to always strive for higher-quality maternity care. As a result, St. Joseph’s Health has earned the following awards and distinctions:
• U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital
• 2018 Women’s Choice Award For Obstetrics
• BFUSA Baby Friendly Designation 2014 – 2019
• Magnet Designation
• Bluecross Blueshield Blue Distinction Center For Maternity Care
• 2017 Guardian Of Excellence Award