National Prematurity Awareness Month: Celebrating Successes from a Few of Our Own

Posted by ProgenyHealth on Nov 10, 2020 5:11:57 PM

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month – a time to recognize the 1 in 10 babies who are born preterm – nearly 400,000 babies each year in the United States.

Even though premature babies miss out on some of the growth and development that happens in the final weeks of gestation, advances in medical science and care support increase the odds that they will live full, productive, and healthy lives.

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Topics: Blog, NICU, ProgenyHealth, Stories from the NICU, Testimonials

National Social Workers Month: Celebrating ProgenyHealth’s Team of “Mom-focused” Superheroes

Posted by Madeline Szabo on Mar 26, 2020 3:36:12 PM

Navigating the stressors of a medically complicated birth can seem overwhelming, even for those that may have good health insurance and few barriers to resources. For families struggling to overcome disparities involving the social determinants of health, like lack of access to basic necessities (e.g. housing or food) or even managing addiction or mental health concerns, giving birth to a NICU baby can create further insecurities experienced by the whole family. This is where our team of social workers at ProgenyHealth play such a pivotal role in the lives of these vulnerable infants and their families, connecting them to vital local resources like food and housing, drug rehabilitation programs, and counseling services. 

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Topics: NICU, NICU case management, nurse case manager, nurse case managers, ProgenyHealth, social determinants of health, social workers, National Social Workers Month, SDOH, Social Worker

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