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1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 1/31/2019 9:46:28 AM EASTERN
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UPMC Cole Welcomes New Nurse Midwife

UPMC Cole welcomes Kristine Ball, CNM, to the OB/GYN team.

Certified nurse midwives are health professionals licensed to provide care to women from adolescence through adulthood, including OB/GYN and maternity care. They are educated in intensive medical programs and must pass a national examination.

Ball earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pa., and obtained a master of science in advanced nursing in midwifery from Stony Brook University, N.Y. Prior to completing her masters, Ball served for five years as a registered nurse with UPMC Cole’s OB/GYN team.

"Where you live should not affect the quality of care you receive and I am dedicated to improving access to women's health care in rural areas such as Coudersport," said Ball. “By focusing on education, preventative health care, and general health across the lifespan, my services and expertise extend beyond just the physical health of the women in my care.”

Ball is accepting new patients and referrals from northcentral Pennsylvania and southcentral New York at UPMC Cole OB/GYN, located at 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport.

UPMC Cole accepts most major health insurance plans including Geisinger Health Plan, Highmark, UPMC Health Plan, and more.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 814-274-7101.

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About UPMC Cole
UPMC Cole is a regional health system dedicated to the health and wellbeing of over 60,000 residents in Cameron, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties, plus surrounding areas. The system employs more than 800 people including more than 70 healthcare providers practicing evidenced based medicine with a goal of advancing comprehensive health for the citizens of northcentral Pennsylvania.