2005-04-15 / Community

SJEH Welcomes Two Midwives To Staff

Two certified nurse-midwives have joined the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “These two experienced and caring practitioners add an entirely new dimension to the level and quality of care we provide to the women of our community,” said Jerald Korman, MD, recently appointed Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John’s. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed healthcare practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. They provide well woman care to women of childbearing age including: prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, newborn care, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal management and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention. Formerly Ms. Gore practiced as a midwife at St. John’s Medical Center in Rego Park, NY, and at Womencare PC in Brooklyn. She speaks both Russian and Ukrainian. Ms. Young practiced at the Family Care Center at Long Beach Medical Center as the sole midwife in the clinic and as a midwife at Coney Island Hospital. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a degree in midwifery at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. She is also a certified childbirth education instructor. Pictured,  Certified nurse-midwives, Marina Gore, CNM-MS (left), and Lisa Young, CNM, have joined the obstetrical staff at St. John’sEpiscopal Hospital.

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