The UW Health Nurse Midwifery Service will celebrate twenty five years this October, and they’ve helped deliver 8,760 newborn babies over that time. The service began in 1989 with one nurse midwife and has grown to include eight nurse midwives. Today, the UW Health Nurse Midwives catch about 15 percent of the babies born at Meriter Hospital.
An event to celebrate the anniversary will be held on Sunday, October 5, at the Meriter Hospital cafeteria. The American College of Nurse-Midwives will present to the UW Health Group their “With Women for a Lifetime Commendation.”