Skagit Regional Health has expanded the midwifery program
with the recent recruitment of two additional midwives in Mount Vernon
. The re-launch of this program in June 2019 in Mount Vernon, and expanded services in Arlington
, has increased access to Women's Health services in the region.
“We are very pleased to continue to expand our midwifery program,” said Pam New, BSN, RN, Director of Women’s Health
and Pediatrics. “Our Certified Nurse Midwives offer a unique birth experience that is a partnership with the patient and family, while in the hospital birth center. This allows them to create an experience that is tailored to personal preferences
and health needs while utilizing the benefits of hospital resources.”
Certified Nurse Midwives
are independent health care providers who specialize in women’s health, including pregnancy and delivery as well as general women’s wellness and health care exams.
Midwives care for low- and moderate-risk pregnancies, and can potentially co-manage higher-risk patients with a physician.
Midwives provide well-woman care including annual exams and pap smears.
The midwives join a team of physicians that see patients at both locations.