MVHS expands care network for mothers, babies

The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is expanding its obstetrical services. After a year of recruiting, the Mohawk Valley region now has access to a number of new obstetricians and three nurse midwives.

At MVHS, physicians 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, obstetric services are provided by physicians Ashraf Aly, Kwaku Amankwah and Roxane Handal-Orefice.

As a result, labor and delivery services are alive and well in the Mohawk Valley.

According to a MVHS new release, 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.