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CU Center for Midwifery Longmont chooses Centura Health -- Longmont United Hospital

Partnership aimed at aligning patient-focused philosophies of care

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Center for Midwifery Longmont recently partnered with Centura Health - Longmont United Hospital, a move aimed at ensuring that its families -- who span Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties -- continue receiving the patient-centered care they expect.

Effective September 3, the change includes consolidation of the three-site center (in Boulder, Firestone and Longmont) into one central Longmont location.

"We are excited to partner with an organization that supports the midwifery philosophy of care that defines us," said Ana Williams, MS, CNM, an instructor with the University of Colorado College of Nursing, who leads the midwifery practice.

Staffed with Certified Nurse-Midwives, the CU practice provides highly skilled, evidence-based midwifery care through pregnancy and birth with an emphasis on creating nurturing, memorable experiences for families.

"Our patients come to us because they want a personalized birth focused on their wishes and overall mother-and-baby wellness," Williams said. "Our alignment with the Centura Health - Longmont United Hospital family helps ensure we meet those expectations."

More women are turning toward midwife-assisted births, which have been rising nearly every year since tracking began in 1989.

"We're truly happy to be able to continue to offer our model of midwifery care in the Longmont area," Williams said.

"We are thrilled to have the CU Center for Midwifery partner with us to provide exceptional whole person care to our neighbors in the communities we serve," said Bobbi Buchanan, RN, Director of Women's Services at Longmont United Hospital.

The center's new office suite sits near its new birthing site: The BirthPlace at Longmont United Hospital. The BirthPlace offers oversized Jacuzzi tubs in all of its labor rooms, a level 2 NICU for babies needing extra care and pain-management alternatives, such as nitrous oxide and acupuncture.

"We're eager for our new beginning with Longmont United Hospital and confident that many happy births and families are in our future together," Williams said.

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Contact information:

New office location: 2030 Mountain View Ave., Ste. 400, Longmont, CO 80501

New hospital location: 1950 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, CO 80501

New office phone: (303) 315-0400

New office fax: (303) 586-4591

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education, and healthcare. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked hospitals that treat more than 2 million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, together we deliver life-changing treatments, patient care, professional training, and conduct world-renowned research powered by more than $500 million in research awards. For more information, visit https://www.cuanschutz.edu

About Longmont United Hospital

Longmont United Hospital, part of Centura Health, is a non-profit community hospital with specialty areas in Women's & Children's Services, Heart and Vascular, Orthopedics and Spine, Neurosciences, Comprehensive Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Trauma Services, Primary Care, and Acute Medical Services. It offers quality in-patient and out-patient health care services including Physician Services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center, as designated by the state of Colorado.

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