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Certified Nurse Midwife Shannon Axelson joins Waldo County General Hospital

Apr 09, 2021

Belfast — Waldo County General Hospital has welcomed Shannon Axelson, CNM, who recently joined the WCMP Women’s Health department and began seeing patients early this month.

Before joining WCGH, the certified nurse midwife saw patients at Waterville (Maine) Women’s Care. She also has seen patients at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta and at the Gallup Indian Medical Center on the border of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico.

Axelson earned her master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and her bachelor’s degree from Salem (Mass.) State College.

The women’s health department is located at 16 Fahy St., Suite 108, in Belfast and can be accessed through the hospital’s main entrance. It includes obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, nurses and lactation consultants to provide women with a full range of care close to home.

During COVID, WCGH and the women’s health department has adopted additional measures to keep patients and staff safe. Patients are strongly encouraged to maintain regular screening schedules, especially for mammography, to ensure that best possible health outcomes.

Axelson is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 505-4332. To learn more about WCMP Women’s Health, go to


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