World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrating their quality of life and what Down children bring to us

Posted by Kelly Follett, MD and Linda Watt RN, MSN, CCM on March 19, 2021 at 8:41 AM

ProgenyHealth joins the United Nations and other organizations to promote, improve, and celebrate the quality of life of Down syndrome individuals.

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Honoring a Special Calling During National Nurses Week

Posted by Madeline Szabo on May 9, 2019 at 3:46 PM

May 6 - 12 is National Nurses Week and this years' theme is "4 million reasons to celebrate".  Like their colleagues everywhere, our team of highly skilled nurses works tirelessly every day to support the health outcomes of the tiniest of patients: infants who are or have been in neonatal intensive care units. 

Premature and medically complex newborn cases are inherently challenging. And when broader variables such as the social determinants of health come into play, ensuring positive outcomes for both babies and families becomes exponentially more difficult. This is the challenge that ProgenyHealth's nurses embrace on a daily basis. 

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World Prematurity Day Highlights Population on the Rise

Posted by Andrew Meyer, MD on November 15, 2017 at 3:04 PM

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. At ProgenyHealth, our mission is to improve outcomes for this vulnerable population. Prematurity (birth prior to 37 weeks gestation) is the leading cause of death worldwide in children under five years of age. Here are a few facts illustrating why prematurity remains at the forefront of population management agendas.

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A ProgenyHealth Nurse Case Manager’s Tips for NICU Parents

Posted by Natalie Schmidt on November 14, 2016 at 3:57 PM

As we observe Prematurity Awareness Month, one of our nurse case managers shares her tips for parents whose babies are admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or special care nursery as a result of their premature birth or medically complex condition.

Natalie has been a Registered Nurse for 22 years and 16 of those years were spent in the NICU. Her job was to care for babies that should have been safe and growing in their mother’s womb.  Natalie recalls some preterm babies being so small that they could fit in the palm of your hand. Natalie said that it is so rewarding to help a baby born this small survive, and months later see them go home with their parents. She not only helped tiny premature and medically complex babies survive, but she also supported their families during their child’s NICU stay.  It was her passion to help these families that brought her to ProgenyHealth as a NICU Case Manager.  The NICU is a challenging, very fast paced environment making it difficult for many parents. Here are some things that Natalie learned through her many years in the NICU that she shares with families during what can be one of the most stressful times in their life:

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