Carthage Area Hospital - The Place for Personal Care

  Contact : 1-315-493-1000

Obstetrics and Gynecology Available in Carthage

Women in need of gynecology or obstetrics services in Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties can find caring, compassionate care at Carthage Area Hospital. Doctors, nurses, and staff provide personalized women’s wellness services.


OB/GYN care providers understand that each patient is unique with individual needs and concerns. Whether a patient is seeking a doctor for gynecological care or pregnancy and childbirth, Carthage has the professionals to evaluate and treat each woman’s needs. Carthage’s physicians and nurse practitioners are:

  • Gaston F. DaCosta, MD
  • Kimberly Ginyard, MD
  • Marie Abougou, MD
  • Tina O’Neill, NP

To set up an appointment, please call:

Women’s Way to Wellness

117 N. Mechanic St. Carthage, NY 13619


*Currently accepting new patients*

Gynecological Services

Carthage is a provider for routine and complex gynecological care for all age groups. From the most advanced laparoscopic surgical interventions to respectfully providing infertility evaluations and treatments, our providers care for a full range of women’s health concerns. Common conditions treated include:

  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries for a variety of conditions such as excessive bleeding, large fibroid uterus, or large ovarian masses.
  • Urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment.
  • Vaginal and pelvic floor reconstruction for vaginal, uterine, or bladder prolapse.
  • Infertility evaluations and treatments.
  • Advanced treatments for endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Maternity Services

Maternity Room

Expectant mothers stay in the same room throughout labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP). These LDRP rooms are directly connected to the operating room for convenience. The fantastic nursing staff is kind, compassionate, and is sensitive to each individual’s privacy concerns.

During the stay, mothers are able to order food from a special OB menu so they may choose their own meals or eat a la carte. Additional optimal care options also include Jacuzzi tubs and free breastfeeding classes.

Carthage Area Hospital features a recently remodeled Maternity Unit. With six birthing beds and 2 observations rooms, the unit provides a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for the new mom and baby.

The unit also provides:

  • Information about pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Childbirth education classes (FREE of Charge – Classes are held as part of a 3-part series each month. Call 315-493-1000 for more information.)
  • Breastfeeding classes (FREE of Charge – Classes are held monthly. Call 315-493-1000 for more information.)
  • 3 Jacuzzi Tubs & 5 Stand-up showers (see below)

Maternity Bathroom      Maternity Bathroom

  • Day Bed for guest
  • Sibling educational tours
  • Nutritional assessment and intervention
  • Gestational diabetes education
  • Ultrasounds
  • Smoking cessation referralPlease note: As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Carthage Area Hospital will no longer be providing pacifiers for newborns, beginning December 1, 2014. If you would like your baby to have a pacifier, please feel free to provide your own. Thank you for your understanding.For questions or additional information regarding our programs and services, call 315-493-1000 ext. 2445.

Childbirth Classes

The hospital offers free childbirth classes and tours to patients, even to those who chose to deliver in a different facility. Classes are as a 3-part series held monthly. Anyone interested in more information or signing up for a class or the free tour of the Maternity Unit can call (315) 493-1000.

Breastfeeding Classes

The hospital offers free breasting classes and tours to patients, even to those who chose to deliver in a different facility. Classes are held monthly. Anyone interested in more information or signing up for a class or the free tour of the Maternity Unit can call (315) 493-1000.

Carthage Area Hospital is a small facility, however, our size allows us to be centered on first-quality patient service, attention, and care. Not only is it the best-kept secret in North County, but also has the shortest ER wait times in the area as well. The hospital also accepts military Tricare and Martin’s Point Insurance. So, when in need of a gynecology appointment, contact us for more information.


New for 2017

Hugs of Love Necklace

Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry Partners with Carthage Area Hospital to Provide ‘Hugs of Love’ Pendants to Mothers of Newborns

Jeweler Shows Appreciation for Motherhood with Gift to Honor New Family Members

Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, Watertown, and Carthage Area Hospital announced this week a partnership to provide complimentary “Hugs of Love” pendants to mothers of newborns.

The sterling silver pendants and chain depict parents hugging their children, celebrating the first moment a parent holds their child. The necklaces are available in one- and two-parent versions with up to four children.

The hospital’s maternity staff will provide each mother with a certificate to redeem for a “Hugs of Love” pendant of their choice at Perrywinkle’s after their stay and recovery. The Watertown store is located at 21875 Towne Center Drive at the entrance to Target Plaza.

“We just want to be a part of their growing family,” said Shana Bates, Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry sales manager.

Carthage Area Hospital Obstetrics Nurse Manager Mindi Beebe, R.N., said she and the maternity team “sincerely appreciate the new partnership with the jewelry store.”

“This is a very special way to celebrate our mothers,” Beebe said.

The hospital’s obstetrics unit this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that transformed its patient rooms into eight private labor, delivery and recovery suites. Each suite also contains a private bath and shower as well as a daybed for spouses and loved ones to comfortably stay in the room while mothers and newborns recover. Several suites also contain Jacuzzi tubs, in which women may labor.


Carthage Area Hospital partners with The Wellness Network for in-room postpartum education on the Newborn Channel

Newborn Channel

The Newborn Channel is now available for maternity patients and their families at Carthage Area Hospital. The network transforms in-hospital televisions to powerful educational resources that offer essential newborn and parenting information to help prepare new moms when they need it most.

Whether first-time or seasoned parents, mothers and their families can enjoy easy access to highly trusted, professionally endorsed content on topics such as infant and mom care, siblings and family living, work-life balance, breastfeeding and infant nutrition, and much more. Important safety education is also available, including topics like car seat safety, smoking cessation, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and more.

Programs and transcripts from the Newborn Channel are also available for new parents on demand before, during and after their hospital stay.

“The Newborn Channel helps supplement our patient education efforts,” said Carthage Hospital Obstetrics Nurse Manager Mindi Beebe, RN, BSN. “Because it is always available, our nursing and education staff is able to recommend quality, timely education when new parents need it most.”

Educational content on the Newborn Channel is overseen and reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board, which works diligently to ensure all content is up-to-date and presented in a clear and understandable way for patients and their families.

“The Newborn Channel’s baby care and postpartum programming is available in more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals,” said Dave Ross, chief operating officer of The Wellness Network. “Having a baby, especially the first time, can be a little scary for new parents. Our videos are meant to help demystify diapering, feeding, and caring for both mom and baby. Moms and dads can view programs and talk to the hospital’s educators with their questions before they return home on their own with their new baby.”

Visit to learn more about the Newborn Channel.