November 3, 2014
United Way has granted the Women’s Outpatient Center at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare $100,000 to promote healthy birth outcomes, particularly among families living in the central city. At the Center, patients not only receive quality medical care, but they are also connected to additional specialized services such as the Breastfeeding Initiative, Storks Nest, Baby Safe Sleep Program and Car Seat Safety Initiative. Due to this patient centered model of care, the Women’s Outpatient Center has been successful in improving outcomes related to birth weight, full term delivery, and breastfeeding.
United Way’s funding will support the Outpatient Center’s Centering Pregnancy program, an evidence-based prenatal care program aimed at reducing infant mortality rates. Latoya credits the program for helping her deliver a healthy, full-term baby girl this past spring.