Women’s Healthcare Associates Opens 13th Portland-area Clinic in Hillsboro

Tailored to each woman’s unique healthcare journey, the new clinic
offers the Pathways prenatal program

HILLSBORO, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Portland-based Women’s Healthcare Associates, LLC, opened its 13th
medical office today in Hillsboro, expanding its westside presence to
eight locations helping women take the best care of themselves at every
phase of life. The Hillsboro office will help meet a growing demand for
women’s specialty care in Washington County with three doctors, three
certified nurse-midwives (CNM), and one nurse practitioner (joining the
practice later this year).

In addition to caring for Hillsboro-area women with preventative health
and gynecology, the Hillsboro clinic will offer WHA’s proprietary
Pathways prenatal program. Pathways provides expecting moms with a
combination of seven one-on-one appointments with their provider, and
six extended group appointments. The extended appointments provide
additional information, more time for questions and enhance the
patient’s experience throughout their pregnancy.

The extended appointments include the same elements of a one-on-one
visit, but add a 60-minute group session dedicated to important topics
like breastfeeding, family dynamics, fitness and nutrition, preparing
for birth, infant care, and more. Women, together with their physician
or nurse-midwife, choose which topics are best for them and can bring
their support person to the visit.

“After serving Portland’s women for more than 75 years, we’ve learned
that welcoming a child into the world – even for the second or third
time – often means more questions than can be answered during a typical
10-minute OB appointment,” said WHA physician and Chief Medical Officer
Marni Carlyle, MD. “Pathways gives patients more time with our
caregivers, and time with other women who are at a similar stage of
pregnancy, so they have access to information that’s most important to
them throughout their pregnancy journey.”

Women’s Healthcare Associates delivered nearly 5,500 babies at seven
area hospitals in 2015. The Pathways program is currently available at
four offices, with two more planned to begin offering it later this year.

“I have four kids and was lucky to have gone through the program with my
last pregnancy,” said Women’s Healthcare Associates patient Faye Rehse.
“The program provided a great time to bond with other pregnant women,
share ideas and really get to know the staff on a more fun, personal
level. I wish they had Pathways for all my pregnancies. I loved it!”

The Hillsboro Clinic is located at 7431 NW Evergreen Pkwy in Hillsboro,
and is accepting new and current patients. For more information, please
visit www.whallc.com

About Women’s Healthcare Associates, LLC

Womanhood is what we’re all about. Across 13 locations—from Portland’s
four westside and three eastside offices, to our clinics in Hillsboro,
Newberg, Oregon City and Tualatin—we’re a team of more than 100
physicians, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners and genetic
counselors committed to giving you the best care and support possible.
We’re here for you.

Contacts

For Women’s Healthcare Associates
Jordon Goulder, 503-228-4118
jordong@gradybritton.com