FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Continues to Grow Midwifery Team
Certified Nurse Midwife Jessica Haag comes home to Saratoga County
for OB/GYN-midwifery practice
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., May 10, 2021—Certified Nurse Midwife Jessica Haag recently joined Saratoga Hospital Medical Group and Saratoga OB/GYN and Midwifery at Myrtle Street.
The growing practice uses a collaborative physician-midwife model of care that has proved to be the best approach for mothers and newborns. Studies show this collaborative model is linked to lower cesarean-section rates—an experience borne out at Saratoga Hospital, which has the lowest C-section rate in the Capital Region.
“We take great pride in providing exceptional care that’s built on best practices and a commitment to meeting our patients’ needs with skill, respect and compassion,” said Dr. Amos Cutler, chair, Saratoga Hospital OB/GYN Department. “This combination is one reason so many women—and so many talented providers—choose Saratoga OB/GYN and Midwifery.”
Haag is a case in point. “I was impressed by the collaboration between midwives and physicians and the excellent care that women receive as a result,” she said. “After living away from the area for 15 years, it was fate to find a midwifery position with a hospital group that I admire and in a community that I have always loved.”
Haag spent most of her career in the Chicago area, as a midwife at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago and at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in nearby Hinsdale, Illinois. She grew up in Saratoga County, graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and received an undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady. Haag went on to earn a master’s degree from Yale School of Nursing, with a specialty in nurse-midwifery.
She is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Saratoga OB/GYN and Midwifery provides comprehensive, high-quality OB/GYN care for every stage of a woman’s life. The practice has locations in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa and Malta. To make an appointment, call 518-587-2400. For more information, go to www.saratogahospital.org.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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