Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Welcomes New Business To The Hudson Valley

Posted June 2, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Marks The Grand Opening Of Capital Region Midwifery In Ulster County

Kingston, NY – Deputy County Executive Ken Crannell visited the newest office of Capital Region Midwifery today to celebrate its grand opening and the provider’s expansion of their practice into the Hudson Valley. At the direction of County Executive Mike Hein, the Ulster County Office of Economic Development played a key role in helping Capital Region Midwifery locate an appropriate space, along with fostering connections to relevant services and strategic business partners.

Capital Region Midwifery is staffed by Licensed Midwives, accompanied by a full support team, and offers a comprehensive array of services to women including annual exams and gynecology, as well as prenatal and postpartum care with an emphasis on breastfeeding support. Capital Region Midwifery is credentialed for admissions and births at Kingston Hospital’s Hudson Valley Birth Place.

“We are pleased to facilitate Capital Region Midwifery’s expansion into Ulster County and to help make their outstanding services available to women and families throughout the area. From day one, my administration made a clear and strong commitment to supporting the business community. Our Office of Economic Development is co-located within my office to emphasize the importance that we place in helping businesses, of all sizes, succeed in Ulster County.  Today’s event demonstrates the result of an effective pro-business strategy in action,” said County Executive Hein.

“Over the last several years, we have made significant progress toward County Executive Hein’s goal of becoming the healthiest county in New York. Good prenatal and postpartum birthing care supports that effort by shaping positive health outcomes for mothers and their children. We are delighted to be able welcome the professionals of Capital Region Midwifery to our area. The maternal health and preventative health care services they provide will be a valuable resource for the women of Ulster County,” said Dr. Carol Smith, Ulster County Commissioner of Health and Mental Health.

“We wanted to bring Capital Region Midwifery to Ulster County because it’s where we’ve made connections in the professional perinatal community and in our personal lives. Midwifery care is the highest standard of care for women’s health and midwife attended births has the best outcomes for mothers and babies in a hospital setting. We are so honored to have worked with County Executive Hein to be able to offer the women of this community different options for their births and we are committed to making their birth experiences safe and memorable,” said Elizabeth Pickett CM, MS, and LM, of Capital Region Midwifery.  

The new Hudson Valley Office of Capital Region Midwifery is located at 63 Hurley Avenue, in Kingston, NY. Appointments can be made by calling (845) 383-1231.

Pictured below: Ulster County Deputy County Executive Ken Crannell and Ulster County Commissioner of Health and Mental Health Dr. Carol Smith join Captial Region Midwifery's Megan O'Connor, Liz Pickett,  Linda Balles, and Margaret Holcomb