Jessica Leaf to direct women’s services at Oswego Health

Registered nurse Jessica Leaf has been promoted to director of women’s services at Oswego Health.

Leaf graduated from Cayuga Community College in 2007 and started her career in nursing as a med/surg nurse at the now-defunct A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. In 2009, Leaf joined Oswego Health and quickly transitioned in 2010 to the maternity department, where she has called home ever since.

“I have the utmost confidence in Jessica, and she is perfect for this leadership role,” shared Director of Nursing Melissa Purtell. “Jessica is one who continually seeks out opportunities to enhance her skillset and most recently became certified in electronic fetal monitoring. We are so proud of her accomplishments at Oswego Health and thankful she’s a part of our team.”

Oswego Hospital’s maternity center is staffed 24 hours a day by experienced registered nurses, 24-hour breastfeeding support during the postpartum period and after discharge, and a neonatal nurse practitioner on duty for newborn care after delivery.

Each year the department provides care to more than 500 expectant mothers and the hospital was recently recognized by Healthgrades and named top 5% in the nation for patient safety.

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