From left: Dawn Uzdale, Ann McCarthy and Jatolloa Davis.
From left: Christine Haas, Marijke Hecht, Mary Anne Papale and Judy Ruszkowski
From left: Douglas and Edith Davidson with Andrea and Jeff Fitting.
From left: Julie Butcher Pezzino, Marijke Hecht and Kathleen McGuire Gaines.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health in the Strip District, hosted a grand opening reception for its supporters at the newly expanded birth center on Thursday, making it the largest freestanding birth center in the U.S. Members of the philanthropic community also were honored for supporting the $3.8 million capital campaign, which is nearly completed. The event featured tours of the center, including the new birth suites (equipped with water birth tubs and birth swings), exam rooms and a classroom.
There was a celebratory toast made by several of The Midwife Center’s midwives, including clinical director Ann McCarthy, Emily McGahey, Jatolloa Davis and Amanda Schafton. The midwives thanked everyone for their support, which allows them to provide more options for women who are pregnant, birthing or when needing gynecological care,. The Center also now offerx behavioral health and information and will provide referral services.
#SEEN: Executive director Christine Haas, campaign chair Cecile Springer and her husband, Eric, board president, Dr. Christine Andrews, Betsy Teti, John Lovelace, Scott Lammie, Neil Parham, Lucy Rawson, Mary Anne Papale, Richard Reed, Valerie McDonald Roberts, Kathleen McGuire Gaines and Verna Corey.
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