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November 7, 2013

Franciscan Women's Health Associates Opens in Gig Harbor

Franciscan Women's Health Associates and Franciscan Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates are expanding to Gig Harbor on November 4. Our specialists offer comprehensive women's care from adolescence through the reproductive years into menopause. Both clinics are co-located on the first floor of the Franciscan Medical pavilion in Gig Harbor at 6401 Kimball Drive.

Obstetrician and gynecologist Mark Behnam, MD will be moving to this new location full-time. Certified nurse midwife Donna Payne-Snyder, ARNP, CNM and perinatologist John Read, MD will also be at this location on a part-time basis and will still see patients at their primary location at the Franciscan Medical Building at St. Joseph. For our obstetric patients, your baby will be delivered at the Family Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

We now offer the full continuum of women's health care including Obstetrics, Midwifery, Gynecology and Perinatology to the greater Gig Harbor and peninsula communities. For our obstetrics patients, pre-natal care can take place closer to home and your baby will be delivered at Franciscan Family Birth Center at St. Joseph (featuring a Level III NICU along with a partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital neonatology, the best resources in the Puget Sound).

To schedule an appointment, call 253-853-8050.

News Media Contact:

Scott Thompson
P: (253) 382-3858
E: ScottThompson@fhshealth.org