More Than 100 Philadelphia Expectant-Mothers and Their Families to Attend Keystone Mercy Health Plan’s Community Baby Shower

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Keystone Mercy Health Plan Teams up with Please Touch Museum and Cradles to Crayons to Host Community Baby Shower for Philadelphia Mothers-To-Be.

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, the largest medical assistance managed care organization in Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Please Touch Museum and Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes used toys, clothes and school supplies, will host a community baby shower for more than 100 Philadelphia mothers-to-be and their families, at Please Touch Museum in West Philadelphia.

The baby shower, which is presented by Keystone Mercy Health Plan’s WeeCare Program, aims to educate pregnant women on the importance of early and ongoing prenatal care. The program will also offer information about WeeCare’s services, which provides support for women throughout their pregnancy and into the post-partum period, which can last up to two months after delivery.

The event will feature a “Getting Ready for Baby” prenatal care workshop, administered by Ramona Gaines, parent educator, Please Touch Museum. Also available will be information on various aspects of prenatal care, massages, raffle prizes and dental screenings for Keystone Mercy Health Plan members. The expectant mothers will also receive gift bags from Cradles to Crayons, filled with supplies such as diapers and baby hygiene products, which will help the mother after delivery. Activities for children will also be available in Please Touch Museum’s facility.

Philadelphia Medicaid recipients represent about 75 percent of the city’s 22,000 annual births.

WHO:

  • Maria Pajil Battle, senior vice president, Public Affairs and Marketing, Keystone Mercy Health Plan
  • Dr. Barrie Baker, medical director, Keystone Mercy Health Plan
  • Laura Foster, president and CEO, Please Touch Museum
  • Andrea Hoffman Jelin, vice president, community programs, Please Touch Museum
  • Susan Hight, director of development, Cradles to Crayons
  • Rhonda Feder, communications manager, Cradles to Crayons

WHEN:    

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:    

Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic (formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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