MVHS OB services offer care network for mothers, babies

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UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is expanding obstetrical services for the community.

After a year of recruiting, the Mohawk Valley region has access to a number of new obstetricians and three nurse midwives. At MVHS, Drs. Dumisa Adams, Rose Antilus, Muzeyyen Ercanli, Jeannette Green, John Lovier and Jerome Rosenstein are joined by midwives Ronica Bennett, Caitlin Donaghy and Shelley Hong. At Slocum Dickson, OB services are provided by Drs. Ashraf Aly, Kwaku Amankwah and Roxane Handal-Orefice.

As a result, labor and delivery services are alive and well in the Mohawk Valley. The OB Care Center wants to ensure the health of every baby. Early prenatal care is necessary for the health of both mother and baby.

More than 2,000 babies are born at the MVHS St. Luke’s Campus every year. Mothers stay in the same room during labor, delivery and recovery. Maternity and nursery staff are on-hand to provide support and education on how to care for newborn infants. MVHS has the only Level II Special Care Nursery in the area for babies who need a higher level of care. 

The OB Care Center is located at St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Ave., and can be reached by calling 315-624-6241. For gynecological services, such as annual check-ups and pregnancy tests, call the Women’s Health Center, located at 2212 Genesee St., by dialing 315-801-8317.

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