Expecting and new moms receive necessary screenings, gifts and more at the Indianapolis community baby shower October 20

10/20/2011
 
Lauren Clark, Intervention Prevention Coordinator at Riley Hospital, discusses car seat safety during the Women with Infants workshop
Ms. Bluebelle makes a visit to 
Shalom Health Care Center for Bluebelle's Baby Shower

 

MDwise and the Shalom Health Care Center in Indianapolis joined forces to present “Bluebelle’s Baby Shower” community baby shower on Thursday, October 20. Around 250 expecting and new moms, and their guests, attended the event, which also provided a chance for the community to be a part of Shalom’s new OB/GYN Center.

 

The free and open to the public event featured a variety of health services including lead, anemia, glucose, blood pressure and dental screenings as well as HIV/STD and Post-Partum depression screenings. Attendees had the chance to receive breast exams and take a pregnancy test. Flu shots were also available for both moms and toddlers. In addition, guests received a baby gift pack full of presents for both mom and baby.
 
“It is very important that expecting and new moms maintain proper health and take care of their bodies. We welcome the opportunity to provide necessary services free of charge to the community and were thrilled by the wonderful turnout at Thursday’s event,” said MDwise’s Fernando Luna, who attended the event.
 
Hilda Brady, outreach coordinator for the Shalom Health Care Center, agreed. “We had a great response to our efforts! It was reassuring knowing we were helping bring quality health care to the underserved population on Indianapolis’ west side.”


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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.


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