The Gruppuso Women and Newborn Center will provide a seamless birth experience for mothers, babies and families by locating the maternity unit, labor-and-delivery unit and NICU on a single floor.
Beautifully styled private labor-and-delivery rooms will offer a more comfortable birthing experience. The expansion includes a 20-bassinette NICU, a new labor-and-delivery unit and a postpartum suite.
The new center received the support of hundreds of borough residents at the 2018 Northwell Health Walk in Staten Island. “The Walk supports the new Gruppuso Women and Newborn Center, which Staten Island so desperately needs with the increasing population,” says Brahim Ardolic, MD, executive director of the hospital.
“We provide state-of-the-art care to the women of Staten Island and their babies,” says Philip Roth, MD, chairman of Pediatrics and vice president of Medical Education. “Now we will be able to do it in a state-of-the-art facility.”
At the walk, Courtenay and Daniel Hall pledged $100,000 to the new center. Founders of the women’s luxury lifestyle publication BELLA Magazine, the Halls are longtime hospital and community supporters.
“Staten Island is our home, we love our community – if there is ever an emergency you are going to call on Northwell Health,” said Courtenay Hall. “We are excited to give back and support something dear to our hearts.”
“Our children were born at Staten Island University Hospital, it made sense for us to contribute to the Gruppuso Women and Newborn Center and help future generations,” said Daniel Hall.