MVHS welcomes Midwives to Women’s Health Center


UTICA — Certified Midwives Caitlin Donaghy, CM, MPH, and Shelley Hong, CM, LM, MS, have joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Women’s Health Center, where they will provide inpatient and outpatient care to women of all ages.

Donaghy joins MVHS with experience providing women’s reproductive healthcare and managing international public health programs. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese. 

Donaghy earned her advanced certificate in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health, Population and Family Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, New York, and her bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hong joins MVHS with more than 14 years of experience as a midwife, most recently practicing at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York. She specializes in providing care for women across the continuum of care, including prenatal, antepartum and postpartum gynecological care.

She also provides well-woman care including annual physicals with an emphasis on reproductive health.

Hong earned her master’s degree in Midwifery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in Albany, New York. She is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Donaghy and Hong are accepting patients of all ages. Their offices are located at the Women’s Health Center, 2212 Genesee Street, Utica, and both can be reached at 315-801-8317.


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