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UPMC Welcomes Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology

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May 06, 2020
Effective, May 1, UPMC announced that Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC, has joined its expanding network of UPMC Specialty Services locations throughout central Pennsylvania. The new practice name will be Women First Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists-UPMC. Women First provides the highest level of professional personalized care, using the physicians’ expertise with the newest technology for an exceptional health care experience.
"For decades, Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology has been a valued part of our community, providing exceptional ob-gyn care and delivering thousands of babies in UPMC Pinnacle hospitals," said Philip Guarneschelli, president, UPMC Pinnacle. "The practice's dedication to advanced quality care and creating healthy families are aligned with our mission to provide the best patient experience possible."
The following physicians, midwives and nurse practitioners will be part of Women First Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists-UPMC:
  • Emma G. Cargado-Leynes, DO
  • Parul Krishnamurthy, MD
  • Kenneth J. Oken, MD
  • Andrew Perrotti, MD
  • Krista Rebo-Massara, DO
  • Jennifer Gadoua, CNM
  • Jamie, Graham, CNM
  • Sharon L. Jones, CRNP
  • Heather Knowles, CRNP
  • Katharyn Kraemer, CNM
  • Melissa Laidacker, CRNP
  • Melanie Myers, CRNP
“UPMC shares our focus on providing outstanding patient-centered care and our commitment to the community. Our affiliation will provide additional value through advanced technology, increased comprehensive care for women’s health, access to UPMC’s world-class specialists and health education and programs,” stated Kenneth Oken, MD, managing partner of Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC andmedical director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC Pinnacle.
All staff in good standing will become employees of UPMC. The practice will remain at its four current locations, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Millersburg, and Newport, and maintain their current hours.  Patients can direct questions to Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology-UPMC at 717-652-6605.
For more information, go to UPMCPinnacle.com/WomensHealth.
About UPMC
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.7 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.



Kelly McCall

UPMC Pinnacle