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Dr. Manasseh chooses Rumford Hospital Birthing Center
At the Rumford Hospital Birthing Center, Dr. Petrona Manasseh, seated, holds her newborn, Hannah-Grace Manasseh; her husband, Omar Manasseh, is seated behind her.
RUMFORD -- Dr. Petrona Manasseh, in her second and final year of the Rural Residency Program at Swift River Family Medicine (her third year in the Central Maine Medical Center Residency Program), chose to have her first child in the Rumford Hospital Birthing Center.
"It validates this working environment," she says. "It speaks of the quality of the staff here." Dr. Said Daoud, OB/GYN, delivered Hannah-Grace Manasseh. The new mother works closely with Daoud at Swift River.
"The people here are like family," says Manasseh, "I wouldn't want to have my baby anywhere else."
She has chosen to return to her native Toronto, Ontario, Canada to practice, but says she's considering coming back to Rumford Hospital to have her next baby.