Prenatal Clinic Receives Support from NewAlliance Foundation
WILLIMANTIC, CT, April 14, 2008 – The NewAlliance Foundation has approved a grant of $5,000 to provide prenatal services to poor and underserved pregnant women in the Windham Region. The Prenatal Clinic at Windham Hospital has been under-funded for a number of years due to declining state support for the program. Windham Hospital has been committed to continuing the service since it meets an important need in our region: prenatal care for women with no other resources for health care.
“Our clinic delivers approximately 50 healthy babies to primarily monolingual women who would be considered at-risk. We have bilingual staff that are sensitive to the cultural needs of this population and provide a wealth of knowledge and resources to help the women deliver healthy babies,” commented Beth Cheney, APRN, Women’s Health Coordinator at Windham Hospital. “We collaborate with Mansfield OB/GYN which allows us to keep costs down and provide quality perinatal services to women in our region.”
“We are happy to support the important work of Windham Hospital’s Prenatal Clinic, which is consistent with the mission of the NewAlliance Foundation to improve the quality of life for community residents,” noted Kim Healey, Executive Director, NewAlliance Foundation.
The focus is of the Clinic is to provide prenatal care and deliver healthy babies for women with no insurance or those who are underinsured. For more information about the Prenatal Clinic, call 456-6796.