Jameson Health System announces the opening of Jameson OB/GYN Care, a new specialty care clinic providing prenatal/obstetrics and gynecology services for patients with a wide variety of medical insurances. Jameson OB/GYN Care located on the first floor of the Jameson Hospital North Campus at 1211 Wilmington Road in New Castle, PA will begin seeing patients on Monday, June 25, 2012. Office hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jameson OB/GYN Care is the outpatient extension of The Maternity & Gynecology Care Center at Jameson Hospital that ranks nationally in the 99thpercentile for patient satisfaction and experiences. “The quality of care that we give in the inpatient setting is now available in an outpatient setting,” says Madeline Melidona, RN, BSN, Patient Care Manager of Jameson’s Maternity Care unit. “It’s the same compassionate nurses, the same loved physicians and the same great care that we pride ourselves on that will now be available for prenatal/obstetrics and gynecology outpatient visits.”
All commercial insurances, Medicare and Medical Assistance will be accepted. Jameson OB/GYN Care is a provider of the Healthy Beginnings Plus Program expanding maternity services that can be reimbursed by the Medical Assistance Program. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Healthy Beginnings Plus is the state’s effort to assist pregnant women who are eligible for Medical Assistance in having a positive prenatal care experience. The new center gives women comprehensive prenatal care by a medical provider, a certified nurse practitioner and a registered nurse care coordinator. Jameson OB/GYN Care will utilize the vast resources of Jameson Health System with registered nurses and registered dieticians readily available with efficient access to the latest diagnostic imaging technology, laboratory and specialized outpatient services.
Kelly Palumbo, M.D. and Nicole Carlson, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology specialists, have had clinical development oversight for the new center. The Jameson OB/GYN Care team will be expanded with the addition of Sonia Panesar, M.D. a new obstetrics & gynecology specialist joining JHS in July. Clarice Walker, RN, 24-year employee of The Maternity Care Center at Jameson will serve as the Care Coordinator of the new office. And Heather Karenbauer, CRNP joins Jameson this month working full time at Jameson OB/GYN Care. Mrs. Karenbauer obtained her Master of Science degree and Registered Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Pittsburgh.
Appointments for Jameson OB/GYN Care can be scheduled by calling (724) 656-4277. You may visit www.jamesonhealth.org/obgyncare to learn more about this exciting new service at Jameson Hospital.
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