Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Community Engagement

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Treating our community with respect, compassion and the highest quality of care

The teams behind Jefferson Health and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology are passionate about providing accessible and equitable care in our local and global communities. 

Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity

Jefferson Health launched the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity (P-CHE) as a bold solution to reduce health disparities. P-CHE is a citywide initiative that directly addresses the social and economic factors that contribute to the health disparities impacting many Philadelphia communities. 

The Jefferson Health OBGYN department is committed to driving change and providing healthcare access to every Philadelphian through the Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic, a cornerstone of the P-CHE program, and the Midwifery health clinic program.

Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic

Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic was founded in 2018 by Jefferson Health OBGYN physician, Jack Ludmir, MD, and his wife, Blima. The Ludmirs and the dedicated volunteer staff provide health care at little to no cost with an emphasis on respect and kindness and an understanding of the social and economic determinants of health. The Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic delivers care for patients with no money, no support system and nowhere else to turn.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care
  • High-risk prenatal and postnatal care
  • 24/7 access to care
  • Medical-legal guidance
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Patient education and advocacy

Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic is committed to providing quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable and teaching the next generation of providers to do the same. While the clinic is deeply entrenched in the migrant community, it serves anyone and everyone who does not have access to care. For the Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic, caring for the disenfranchised is a moral and ethical responsibility. Every patient deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Midwifery Health Clinic Program

As part of a long-standing partnership with the City of Philadelphia, our team of midwives volunteers at health centers across Philadelphia with the goal of reducing maternal health disparities in our local communities. We believe everyone deserves quality prenatal care to ensure the health of themselves and their babies.

Our Goals

  • Increase access to prenatal care
  • Reduce maternal and infant morbidity rates
  • Reduce maternal and infant mortality rates

Our midwives have provided prenatal care at five Philadelphia-area health centers for over 20 years. We treat all of our patients with compassion and respect while emphasizing education and advocacy.

Program Benefits

It all starts with meeting our patients where they are, truly listening to them and their needs, and treating them with empathy.

The patients we see at the health centers come to Jefferson Health for their deliveries, regardless of financial status or insurance.

We build trusted relationships with our patients and provide a continuum of care that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

Learn more about our Midwifery program and our midwives’ inclusive, patient-centered approach to OBGYN care.