Our Nurse Midwives


At Atrium OB/GYN, we strive to meet the obstetrical and gynecologic needs of our patients throughout the stages of life. With the help of our physicians, nurse practitioners, and radiology technicians, we provide gynecologic care, obstetrical care, radiology services and other in-office treatments and therapy. Our physicians are on call 24 hours a day/seven days a week and have privileges at Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Affinity Medical Center. Our medical team consists of:

Louann Alexovich, C.N.M.

Louann Alexovich, CNM, APRN

Louann earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in 1988. In 1990 she earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery from Case Western Reserve University. She is a board certified Nurse Midwife with 24 years of experience in Nurse Midwifery practices in North and South Carolina. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, and the Northeast Ohio ACNM affiliate. While practicing as a CNM in North Carolina she served as North Carolina Chapter Chair, Legislative Liaison and Member of a number of North Carolina State task forces on maternal and fetal well-being. Louann served as a member of the Advance Practice Nursing Coalition in the State of North Carolina for two years. In 1993 she was one of the founding mothers of the midwifery service at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC where she attended the births of thousands of babies and taught hundreds of students in the last 20 years. She is proud of the fact that the midwifery practice continues today helping to provide the hospital with a Five Star rating in Obstetrics, Magnet Hospital designation for the last 9 years and a community reputation for excellent care. Louann is married to her husband Tim and enjoys spending time camping and enjoying family activities with her eight children and two dogs.

Desiree J.E. Blake, C.N.M.

Desiree J.E. Blake, CNM, CNP, APRN

Desiree acquired her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Case Western Reserve University. Post graduation she worked as a RN in Labor and Delivery for 4 and a half years. During this time she discovered her passion for caring for women and the mother-baby dyad. In 2015, she acquired her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, with certificates in Midwifery and Women’s Health. She is a board certified Midwife by the AMCB and a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by NCC. Desiree is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the Northeast Ohio ACNM Chapter. She currently sits on the Ohio Affiliate Board. In addition, she is the Case Western Reserve University liaison for Student and New Midwives Section (SANMS) of ACNM. Desiree is a native of Cleveland and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

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Atrium OBGYN, Inc.
4151 Holiday Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44718

Phone: 330.492.8001
Fax: 330.492.2080

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