RANDOLPH, Vt.,— Gifford is pleased to welcome Hillary Sylvester MSN, RN, CNM. Sylvester is a recent graduate of the Frontier Nursing University Midwifery program and has extensive nursing career experience. With Sylvester’s arrival, Gifford’s Midwifery team is operating at full capacity.
A Swanton, VT native, Sylvester received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Plattsburgh’s nursing program in 2015. She most recently worked at the Northwestern Medical Center Family Birthing Center. Sylvester’s passion for midwifery came from her love of women’s health and advocacy for sexual assault programs. She fell in love with the birthing process after experiencing an emergency room delivery while working as a nurse.
“I didn’t find midwifery. It found me,” Sylvester said. “Being a midwife is about teaching women how to be the healthiest version of themselves in an environment in which they feel comfortable.”
Sylvester enjoyed studying and learning about postmenopause and would like to pass on that knowledge to patients at Gifford.
“It’s a topic people forget about sometimes. I like helping women discover themselves again,” Sylvester said.
Sylvester is also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and plays field hockey.