Perinatal Outreach Center

Service for 25 Counties

As the designated Level IV northeastern New York (NENY) Regional Perinatal Center, Albany Medical Center provides transport and consultation services to all birthing hospitals in a 25-county area of northeastern New York and western New England. Our obstetrical and neonatal staff are highly trained specialists, well qualified to assist patients experiencing high-risk or complicated pregnancy, and infants requiring specialized care.

The mission of the Perinatal Outreach Program is to work collaboratively with hospitals and community programs to advance the improvement of quality perinatal health-care within the NENY region for patients, families and communities.

The program fulfills specific institutional needs and requests through consultation, clinical case review, education, clinical, quality and data site visits. The center must meet NYS 405.21 regulations, NYS 721 regulations, and NYS 422 regulations as a Level IV, Regional Perinatal Center.

For more information on tours or classes, please email [email protected] or call 518-262-5162.

Albany Medical Center serves as the Regional Perinatal Center for northeastern New York. Our region covers 25 counties in New York, southern Vermont and western Massachusetts.

New York State's system of regionalized perinatal services includes a hierarchy of four levels of perinatal care provided by the hospitals within a region, and overall led by a Regional Perinatal Center.

Level 1 Perinatal Centers provide care to normal and low-risk pregnant patients and newborns, and they do not operate neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Here are the Level 1 centers in our region:

  • Adirondack Health
  • Basset Medical Center
  • Samaritan Hospital – Burdett Birth Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare
  • UVM – CVPH

Level 2 Perinatal Centers provide care to patients and newborns at moderate risk and operate NICUs. There is one Level 2 center in our region - Ellis Medicine- Bellevue Woman's Center.

Level 3 Perinatal Centers provide care for patients requiring increasingly complex care and operate NICUs. There is one Level 3 center in our region - St. Peter's Hospital.

Regional Perinatal Centers (RPC) provide the highest level of care and operate NICUs. Albany Medical Center is the RPC for northeastern New York.

The Perinatal Outreach Center offers ground or air maternal and neonatal transports with a specially trained transport team, including nurses, a NICU respiratory therapist, and a flight nurse or paramedic.

For more information or to arrange a Neonatal or Obstetrical Transport, call our Access Center: 518-262-4660 (recorded line).

The Perinatal Outreach Center offers tours of The Birth Place, and a variety of programs for parents-to-be or parents of newborns.

For more information on tours or classes, please email [email protected] or call 518-262-5162.

Program Manager - Steve Ross, MSW
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Regional Quality Specialist - Erin McKee, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
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Regional Data Coordinator - Jamie Gifford, BS
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Executive Secretary - Natasha Sauers
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Executive Secretary - Nikita Shoemaker
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