NORWICH – UHS officials said women have unique health care needs at every stage of life, from childbearing years through menopause and into their senior years, and now, thanks to a new addition to the UHS Chenango Memorial team, area women will have greater options and access to the care they need at any age.
Chris Kisacky, Vice President of Service Coordination and Development at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital spoke on the recent hire, and why it's important to have a nurse midwife in the Chenango County community.
“We are thrilled to welcome a Christina ‘Tina’ Mann, CNM, APN, to our team at the UHS Women’s Health Center in Norwich. Tina is an experienced Certified Nurse Midwife, something our community desperately needs,” said Kisacky.
According to Kisacky, it has been more than a decade since the hospital was able to provide midwifery services.
“A midwife offers a different style of care, which some women prefer,” she said. “We knew members of our community were traveling outside of the area to receive midwifery services and felt strongly about offering them this option closer to home.”
She added that it took more than a year to find the right candidate, who would be a good fit on both the clinical side and for the community.