The Women’s Care family welcomes our new midwives, Rachel Lemos and Lindsay Kennedy to the practice, and their families to our community! We hope you will enjoy getting to know Lindsay and Rachel as much as we have!
Rachel has earned her Master’s in Science in midwifery from the University of Kansas; she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor society. Rachel brings with her a background in nursing care of high risk obstetric patients and of gynecologic surgery patients.
Lindsay’s Master’s degree is from the University of Cincinnati; she has more than a decade of nursing experience. Most recently Lindsay was working in Labor and Delivery at the well regarded and busy, St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa.
Although we are sad that Allison Herrick and Emily Yeast are leaving the Women’s Care family, we understand the need each had to be closer to their own families. With fondness, we wish Emily well in her new practice in Oregon, and Allison the best in her new endeavors in New Hampshire. We thank them for their partnership and their amazing care for our patients over the years. Their advocacy efforts for patients are also deeply appreciated. Emily worked on the ACNM Healthy Birth Initiative for Glens Falls Hospital’s Snuggery, and provided her leadership on the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (http://www.midwife.org/Improving-Access-to-Maternity-Care-Act-of-2014)– an initiative to improve access to women’s healthcare in under-served communities. We also thank Allison Herrick for her work in attaining our practice designation as a New York State Breast Feeding Friendly practice (https://www.health.ny.gov/community/pregnancy/breastfeeding/). Women’s Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology is the only OB/GYN practice in Northeastern New York to have achieved this designation.