Michigan Medicine expands women’s health services at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

September 10, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Last year, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine announced a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) hospital. This partnership has enabled more Michigan Medicine physicians to provide services to the Chelsea community and supports the introduction of new programs to the area such as bariatric surgery.

In August, the SJMC Women’s Health Center welcomed three Michigan Medicine faculty members to the center — Jennifer Collin, M.D., Courtney Lim, M.D. and Pamela Fairchild, M.D. These physicians offer Chelsea-area residents a wide range of gynecologic care, including prenatal care, as well as minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and urologic gynecology.

How the partnership works

The Michigan Medicine doctors provide care alongside SJMC nurse practitioners, nursing and support staff in Chelsea. 

Women receiving prenatal care at the SJMC Women’s Health Center will have their births planned at Michigan Medicine’s Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. The Chelsea team will provide patients with information about the birth center, answer questions and help connect families to childbirth tours and other resources.

“These expanded services allow us to impact even more lives, especially for those who live in western Washtenaw County,” said Collin. “It’s a unique venture that benefits patients, families and employees at Michigan Medicine.”

Michigan Medicine is proud to partner with SJMC to bring expanded obstetrics and gynecology services to Chelsea and the surrounding communities.

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