Crozer-Keystone Neonatal Intensive Care Units Honored by March of Dimes - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on November 23, 2015

Crozer-Keystone Neonatal Intensive Care Units Honored by March of Dimes

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Pictured are staff of the DCMH Maternal/Child Health Unit and hospital administration, with Desiree Heller of the March of Dimes.

Pictured are staff of the DCMH Maternal/Child Health Unit and hospital administration, with Desiree Heller of the March of Dimes.

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 is observed annually in November.

Alexis Dowhie Moyer, senior community director for the March of Dimes’ Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Division, presented the award to nurses and hospital administration staff.

“Early prenatal care is the difference,” Moyer says. “It used to be that one out of every six babies was born prematurely. That number is now 1 in 10. Our work isn’t done, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.”

“In addition to prenatal care, having a dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and qualified perinatal physicians and nurses make a measurable impact on the lives of women who deliver early, and their babies,” says Rose Amato, nurse director of the Maternal/Child Health Unit at DCMH. “We are grateful to the March of Dimes for recognizing DCMH and Crozer for more than a decade.”

“Both Crozer and DCMH offer comprehensive services to assist families with premature infants,” adds Ken Molczan, nurse director of the Intensive Care Nursery at Crozer. “Offerings such as education resource centers, the ‘Back to Sleep’ program to prevent SIDS, early intervention and instruction at discharge to track baby’s progress, and ‘keep in touch’ calls help give these babies a great start in life and peace of mind to their parents.”

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. Maternity services at Crozer-Keystone Health System include neonatal intensive care nurseries at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The maternity centers at Crozer and DCMH, which deliver more than 3,800 babies each year, offer quiet and comfortable surroundings and the latest technology to provide optimal care to parents and their babies. To learn more about maternity services at Crozer-Keystone call 1-855-CK-BABIES (1-855-252-2243) or visit crozerkeystone.org/maternity.

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