Strong Beginnings


Visitors to Strong BeginningsIt’s wonderful to share the joy of your new baby’s arrival and we encourage you to spend time with your family. Just remember that you need to rest and regain your energy for when you go home. To safeguard your baby’s health, we ask that people who are not feeling well check with a doctor or nurse before visiting you. Many common illnesses are more communicable than people realize and, for a newborn, something as minor as a cold can pose a health threat.

Visiting Hours

The baby’s father can visit anytime. All other visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.


The House of Six Nations Cafeteria is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open:

Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The vending area is open 24 hours a day. There are two Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters coffee and pastry stations on the first floor of Strong: the lobby station is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and weekends and holidays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The second station, closer to the green elevators, is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your family may share a meal with you in your room. They may purchase a meal voucher in the cafeteria for $5.00 and use in the cafeteria or for room service.

Women’s Specialty Shop

Breast pumps and supplies are available as well as nursing bras and other supplies for the new mother. The shop is located off the main lobby and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is closed on weekends and holidays.


Magazines, snacks and a wide selection of gift items are available in our gift shop, located in the Main Lobby. The shop is open 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.