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Province opening two birth centres: Queen's University expert

2012-03-26

Queen’s University Vice-Dean Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Nursing professor Jennifer Medves is available to comment on today’s announcement that Ontario is funding two birth centres led by midwives.

Dr. Medves is the Kingston area representative on the provincial Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Ontario is planning to launch two pilot sites while more would be even better,” says Dr. Medves. “It’s wonderful news for babies, parents and their families. It’s a new option for women who want to have their babies and don’t want to go to the hospital.”

Dr. Medves’ main research focus is nursing and rural health care and sustaining rural maternity care. She is available between 2 and 2:30 p.m. and after 3:30 p.m.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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