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Published on January 10, 2019

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Caring for mom & baby close to home

When you're expecting, you want to make sure you and baby are healthy, and that baby's development is progressing as planned.

A new Shared Care model at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics allows you to receive your regular prenatal care close to home until it's time to deliver your new arrival.

Andrea Anderson, PA-C

Andrea Anderson, PA-C

"Previously, expectant mothers could receive prenatal care in Hillsboro until 28 weeks and then had to transition to the facility of their choice for the remainder of their pregnancy and delivery. The new Shared Care model allows us to provide routine prenatal care at our Hillsboro Clinic for the entire length of pregnancy and then deliver at Tomah Memorial Hospital," explains Andrea Anderson, PA-C, Family Medicine provider at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic.

Andrea, along with Gundersen St. Joseph's nurse practitioner Sue Borchardt, NP, collaborates with Gundersen obstetrician Robert Holness, MD; and Gundersen certified nurse midwives, Lyn Wedyke, CNM; and Emily Rodriguez, CNM, to provide Shared Care.

"Shared Care is important for any patient with a busy schedule to be able to reduce the amount of time away from family and work for what is typically a short but important appointment," says Andrea. "This also gives the expectant mother an opportunity to develop a relationship with Dr. Holness or one of the certified nurse midwives who may deliver their baby."

If any type of complication arises, patients can be sent to another facility for a higher level of care or to share the care between Hillsboro and that facility.

For more information about Shared Care, talk with your primary care provider or call Gundersen St. Joseph's at (608) 489-8280.

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