DCMH, Crozer Honored by March of Dimes
Receiving the award on behalf of the entire
DCMH Maternal Child/Health staff were
Rose Amato, nurse director; Linda McKillop,
R.N.C.; Lori Mancuso, R.N.; Laura Wolbach,
R.N., B.S.N.; Patricia Washkalavitch, R.N.;
JoZetta Shawl, assistant vice president of
Patient Services at DCMH; and Kathy
Manuel, director of Nursing at DCMH.
They are pictured with Betsy Hanway
of the March of Dimes.
Crozer Intensive Care Nursery nurse Janet Williams,
R.N., left, accepts the recognition from, left to right,
Kelly Jennings, whose baby was born at Crozer;
Kimberly Jennings (Kelly’s mother);
and Janice Pffeifer.
The Maternal/Child Health Units at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center were recently presented with plaques from the March of Dimes in recognition of the physicians and staff who fight to save babies’ lives every day. The recognition awards were part of the organization’s annual “Day of Gratitude” in honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, which was in November.
Betsy Hanway, senior community director for the March of Dimes’ Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Division, presented the awards to nurses and nursing administration staff at each hospital. “The March of Dimes is thrilled to present these plaques to the staffs of the Maternal Child/Health department at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center in appreciation of their efforts to give babies a strong and healthy start to life,” Hanway says. “The March of Dimes funds research that saves babies’ lives, but we count on the nursing and medical teams to apply these research advances and treatments that improve the health of babies. We are grateful to Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Crozer for partnering with us in our common mission of serving the needs of babies born healthy and full-term, and babies who may need our help to survive and thrive.”
“On behalf of the entire Maternal/Child Health staff, we are honored to receive this recognition award from the March of Dimes,” says Rose Amato, nurse director of the Maternal/Child Health Unit at DCMH. “We hope that our continued efforts in saving babies from conditions such as premature birth will help not only the March of Dimes, but those families who need our compassion and care."
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.