Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro welcomes 3 midwives
WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro has expanded services to give patients more options and increased convenience.
The practice now offers appointments in McConnellsburg. They have also added three certified nurse midwives, giving patients more options when developing a birthing plan.
MEET THE MIDWIVES
After working 13 years at her own private practice at Country Care Midwifery, Rosalind Klinepeter joined Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro in April and is looking forward to providing every woman the opportunity to have a midwife.
“I became a midwife because I wanted to empower women to take care of themselves, promote good health for women, and empower them to have a voice in their pregnancies and deliveries,” she said.
Sometimes people don't understand the relationship midwives have with physicians, she said, and that they are able to deliver in a hospital setting. She and the other midwives will be available to assist natural delivery births in the safety of Waynesboro Hospital.
Outside of work, Rosalind enjoys cropping, riding her bike, spending time with grandchildren, teaching Bible school, teaching high school girls about healthy habits, and Civil War re-enacting.
Since witnessing the birth of her brother while she was still in high school, Courtney Bohn has known that women’s health was her calling.
Prior to joining Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro in June, Bohn has worked as a maternity nurse in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She then went to graduate school to obtain two master’s degrees as a certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner.
Most recently, she worked as a midwife in Carlisle, while also attending Vanderbilt University to obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, which she hopes to complete in December 2014.
“Most people unfamiliar with midwifery are surprised to find out the amount of education, training, and experience that a certified nurse midwife has,” Bohn said. “One part of being a midwife is to disavow these misperceptions and replace them with positive experiences and information regarding midwifery.”
Bohn, who got married this spring, is excited to start a new chapter in her life – both personally and professional. She is a self-proclaimed animal lover, who also enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and outdoor activities, such as kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
Growing up in Waynesboro, Jackie Sullivan always wanted to help and care for people. Nursing school was a chance to provide compassion and attention to patients, but she didn’t always get a chance to establish a relationship with them.
During the births of her three nieces, she realized women’s health was an area she could help others and establish a relationship with patients. She decided to get a master’s degree as a nurse-midwife from Georgetown University.
“And now, there isn’t a day that goes by where I am not completely in love with what I do and the patients that I meet,” Sullivan said. “The patients are what make my job as enjoyable as it is.”
Joining Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro in July, Sullivan is excited to grow professionally and also meet new patients.
Outside of work, Sullivan enjoys crafts, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband, Mike, are also expecting their first child this fall.
For more information on Summit Women’s Group – Waynesboro, visit www.SummitHealth.org/SWGW.
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