Virtua Expands Midwifery Program With New Camden SiteThe new practice is dedicated to improving maternal health by increasing access to care. Located on the Virtua Camden Campus at 1000 Atlantic Avenue, Virtua Midwifery - Camden offers personalized pregnancy care and reproductive wellness care for all stages of life.
Two certified nurse midwives—Dorothy Cam and Sheila Kaufman, pictured—staff the practice, and both are fluent in Spanish and English. Births take place at nearby Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
"Advancing health equity requires action," said Dr. Nicole Lamborne, Virtua's vice president of clinical operations for women's health. "By opening a midwifery practice in the heart of Camden, we aim to provide women with a personalized partner in care who will guide them through various chapters of life, including—but not limited to—welcoming a child."
In addition to maternity care, the practice provides access to cervical and breast cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive counseling, menopause symptom management, gender-affirming care, breastfeeding education and support, and referrals as needed for emotional and social services, nutrition, endocrinology, cardiology, and gynecological oncology.
Read more in this Philadelphia Business Journal story and on Virtua's website.
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