Hospital Information

North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center

LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital are dedicated to providing you and your family a highly personalized childbirth experience in a medically safe environment.  Our caring staff is committed to assuring that you will receive the emotional and physical support you need.  As New York State designated Regional Perinatal Centers, we employ specially trained staff and have all the equipment and resources within the facility to provide the highest level obstetrical and neonatal care available if and/or when you need it.  We recognize that each pregnancy and birth is truly unique and therefore will do the utmost to respect your requests, meet your educational needs and involve you in the management of your care.

Emphasis is placed on creating a friendly and supportive environment for the new mother to rest. Support services include lactation consultation, neonatal services, and newborn care education .

Although the information contained herein details services at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, as well as the building of the Katz Women’s Hospital at each of these sites, additional information is available on our other system hospitals. Visit Locations & Directions for a full list of North Shore-LIJ hospitals that offer labor and delivery services and links to hospital information.

Your Baby's First Year

Your Baby's First Year

Giving birth at a North Shore-LIJ hospital? You'll receive Your Baby's First Year, edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, of Cohen Children's Medical Center.