The Maternity Department at Lewis County General Hospital is one of the finest in the North Country. We offer experienced Obstetricians: Gerard Crawford II, M.D., Kelly Birchenough, D.O., Vladimir Breslau, M.D., Orakwao Dowuona, M.D., and Eldad Vered, M.D. who can take care of you throughout your pregnancy, during the labor & delivery process and post-partum period. The Women’s Health office also has Adult Nurse Practitioner Selina Hughes, ANP, who may see you for your prenatal appointments. In addition, Lynn Pisaniello, M.D., and Kathryn McHugh, M.D. are family practice physicians who deliver babies. Dr. Pisaniello sees patients at the South Lewis Health Center in Lyons Falls and Dr. McHugh see patients at Lowville Medical Associates in Lowville.

To schedule an appointment, call the Women’s Health Services office at 315-376-5475. Click here for more information about our providers. We also have caring and experienced nursing staff who will take excellent care of you and your baby during your stay with us.

The Maternity Department:

The Maternity Department has two LDRPs (Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Post-Partum). These modern comfortable suites allow patients to stay in the same room for their entire stay. They include a recliner for dads or other support person to sleep in. Security and safety are top priorities so the maternity unit doors are always locked and 24 hour video surveillance is used. After delivery, matching ID bands are placed on the mom, dad, and baby. We encourage parents to keep their babies in their room with them but Nursery staff is always available to take care of your baby at your request.

As of January 2018, We are the ONLY hospital to offer NITROUS OXIDE For Pain Relief During Labor.

Other Health Education and Information:
Please ask for your Childbirth Education booklet at your 28 week appointment with your OB physician. You can sign up for a tour of the Maternity Department by calling 315-376-5602

We offer a monthly Breastfeeding Class.   

If you have any questions or concerns throughout your pregnancy, you can ask your Doctor or call Maternity to speak with a nurse 24/7.

We look forward to taking care of you and your baby!


Tours of the Maternity unit are available and can be scheduled by calling us at 315-376-5602.

Women’s Health Services office: 

Maternity: 315-376-5602 or

Maternity Nurse Manager:

We look forward to taking care of you and your baby!


Below are some websites for you to check out to learn how to have a healthy pregnancy and answer pregnancy related questions:

Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

March of Dimes Pregnancy Information

Healthy Mom & Baby*

Preterm Labor (before 37 weeks)