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SVHC Welcomes Local Midwives to SVMC OB/GYN
10:45AM / Thursday, February 09, 2023
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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) welcomes Certified Nurse Midwives Kim Griffin, CNM, and Amy Kranick, CNM, MSN, to SVMC OB/GYN and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. 
"Women at every stage of life need expert guidance for managing their health care and understanding their options," said SVMC's Chair of the Department of Obstetrics Kimberley Sampson. "I am delighted to expand our team by welcoming Kim and Amy."
The two had been partners in Women's View Midwifery and Women's Health, which was located in the Medical Office Building on the SVMC campus in Bennington. Their former practice's patients are invited to follow the providers to SVMC OB/GYN.
Through their previous practice, Griffin and Kranick have worked closely with SVMC medical and nursing staff. They have delivered babies on SVMC's Women's and Children's Unit for more than 20 years.
"Both Amy and Kim are highly experienced certified nurse midwives who have worked closely with SVMC staff for many years," said Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson. "This shift to SVMC OB/GYN will make care even more efficient for patients. We are grateful to have Amy and Kim continue providing excellent health care for women in our community."
Griffin received her graduate education from Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and her undergraduate education from Adirondack Community College in New York. She completed additional training at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts. She has worked as a nurse midwife since 1999.
Kranick received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, an associate's degree in nursing from SUNY Empire State College, her midwifery degree from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Kentucky, and her graduate education from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She completed additional training at Bassett Healthcare in New York. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has worked as a nurse midwife since 1998.
SVMC OB/GYN offers education, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment. SVMC's hospital-based OB/GYN services department includes four experienced, board-certified physicians and highly skilled associate providers. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state's first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002.
SVMC OB/GYN's providers are a part of the Dartmouth Health and have access to more than 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians and state-of-the-art-technology and services.
SVMC OB/GYN is located in Suite 302 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 802-442-9600. For information about practice services, visit
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