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IVCH hires midwife

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:34 p.m. CDT

PERU — A new certified nurse midwife has joined the staff of the Women’s Health Care Center at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Elizabeth Birkey, CNM, had previously worked with Labor of Love Midwifery in Arlington and as a registered nurse at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She is an internationally board-certified lactation consultant.

A resident of Princeton, Birkey received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University after earning an associate’s degree in nursing from Illinois Valley Community College. She has a master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky.

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