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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes Kristen Hayward, CNM

Release Date: 03/02/2017

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Kristen Hayward, CNM to Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare (BHWHC). Certified Nurse Midwife Kristen Hayward joined Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare on February 6. Growing up in Addison, Kristen stayed in Maine and attended The University of New England to attain her Associate Degree in Nursing, the University of Maine, Orono to attain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and most recently, graduated from Frontier Nursing University’s Midwifery School with her Master of Science in Nursing. While most of her clinical work was spent at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, Kristen was able to work with Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare providers at BHMH for a few months in 2016. “I was actually born here at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital,” shares Kristen. “I am so thrilled to be part of this Blue Hill team and look forward to meeting and caring for women in this incredible community.” At the age of 12, Kristen had the opportunity to watch her aunt give birth, which is when she knew she wanted to pursue a career in women’s health. A few years later, Kristen’s mother introduced her to Helen Varney, MSN, CNM, DHL (Hon.), FACNM, Professor Emerita of Nursing at Yale University, author of several publications and textbooks, and, lucky for Kristen, a summer resident in Addison, Maine. This distinguished nurse-midwifery educator ignited Kristen’s passion for midwifery, became a very special mentor, and continues to inspire her career goals and aspirations to this day. Kristen’s interests focus on family planning, waterbirth, and the relationships midwifery allows her to foster with her patients. Kristen is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is eager to grow her practice here in Blue Hill. She is currently working toward a Doctoral of Nursing degree and plans to expand her knowledge in leadership, education, and the implementation of evidence-based methods into her everyday practice. Providing caring, high-quality, comprehensive gynecological services, including prenatal and obstetrical care to women throughout their lives is BHWHC’s goal. They give thoughtful attention to women’s health issues and focus on preventive medical care along with offering the education needed to make well-informed healthcare decisions. To schedule an appointment with Kristen or for more information about women’s health and midwifery services, please call Blue Hill Women’s Health Care at 374-3940.

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