“Looking for Answers to Rural Wisconsin OB-GYN Shortage” describes some of the health care access issues facing women in rural parts of Wisconsin, and how we hope to help through the rural ob-gyn residency program:
“"Since 1996, there were about 20% of Wisconsin counties without obstetric care units in their hospitals," said Dr. Ryan Spencer, director of the UW Health OB-GYN residency programs. "That's increased to 40% of counties without an OB care unit, most recently in 2016."
One of the biggest issues rural women face during pregnancy is "just sheer distance," said Dr. David Hirsch, OB-GYN and chief of staff at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire.”
Read the rest of the article to learn more about Lowry’s time in Baldwin.