Lintilhac Foundation Grants $120,000 to Enhance Midwifery Services

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Crea and Phil Lintilhac, Lintilhac Foundation Trustees
The University Obstetrics and Midwifery Service (UOM) at Fletcher Allen Health Care has received $120,000 in funding from the Lintilhac Foundation to enhance patient care.

“Addressing mental health, spiritual and related needs is at the heart of the care we provide,” said Marti Churchill, Certified Nurse Midwife and coordinator for the UOM. “We are so grateful to the Lintilhac Foundation for recognizing this, and for making it possible for us to do even more for our patients in this specialty area.”

The Midwifery Service consists of five Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) who provide prenatal and follow-up care five days a week.  They are also on-call around the clock to support women in labor. CNMs deliver more than 200 babies per year on average. 

“From the day they provided the funding to establish our nurse-midwife program 30 years ago, the Lintilhac family has shown an extraordinary commitment to ensuring our patients have the best, most complete care possible,” said Ira Bernstein, MD, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  “We can’t thank them enough for their continued generosity.” 

“We believe that this unique, in-house midwifery service will continue to lead the way in providing compassionate, safe, and cost-effective service to women and their families as Vermont transitions into a new era of affordable care,” said Crea and Phil Lintilhac, Trustees of the Lintilhac Foundation. “With this grant we hope to provide the time and amplify the personal touch necessary to meet the mental and emotional needs of pregnant mothers.”