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  • <Maternity Units Access 1>
    Frankford Hospital 2006 Parkview 2003 Methodist 2002 Mercy Philadelphia Hospital 2002 Episcopal 2001 Roxborough Memorial Hospital 1999 City Avenue 1999 Germantown 1998 Nazareth Hospital 1998 Medical College of Pennsylvania 1997 MATERNITY UNIT AND HOSPITAL STILL OPEN Southeastern PA Bucks Doylestown Hospital Grand View Hospital Lower Bucks Hospital St Mary Medical Center Chester Chester County Hospital Jennersville Regional Hospital Paoli Hospital Phoenixville Hospital Delaware Crozer Chester Medical Center Delaware County Memorial Hospital Riddle Memorial Hospital Montgomery Abington Memorial Hospital Bryn Mawr Hospital Holy Redeemer Health System Lankenau Hospital Montgomery Hospital Medical Center Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Philadelphia Albert Einstein Medical Center Hahnemann University Hospital Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital Temple University Hospital Thomas Jefferson University Hospital BIRTH CENTERS OPEN Bryn Mawr Birth Center Valley Birthplace Woman Care Hospital Births and Maternity Unit Capacity in Southeast Pennsylvania The following charts show the number of births by hospital and the capacity in regional maternity units during 2009 2010 as compared to 1996 1997 for Philadelphia Montgomery Bucks Delaware Chester and counties Philadelphia County Number of Births by Hospital Hospital Obstetrics Capacity Montgomery County Number of Births by Hospital Hospital Obstetrics Capacity Bucks County Number of Births by Hospital Hospital Obstetrics Capacity Delaware County Number of Births by Hospital Hospital Obstetrics Capacity Chester County Number of Births by Hospital Hospital Obstetrics Capacity Data Source PA Department of Health Bureau of Health Statistics 1996 1997 Licensed Beds and Occupancy Rates from Annual Hospital Questionnaire Report 2A Online PDF 1996 1997 Births Annual Hospital Questionnaire Report 1A Online PDF 2009 2010 Licensed Beds and Occupancy Rates Annual Hospital Questionnaire Report 2A Online PDF 2009 2010 Births Annual Hospital Questionnaire Report 1A Online PDF Top of page Capacity is an area of concern for practitioners and families The literature discussed briefly below recommends a

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  • <Prenatal Care 1>
    Health of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment September 2010 36 12 2 5 weeks Coventry Cares of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment September 2010 19 17 3 weeks Wait time ranges 3 days to 33 days Norristown in Montgomery County 2005 2010 MCC staff annually call each listed practitioner for all Medicaid managed care organizations MCOs for Norristown to learn how long the wait is for the first available prenatal care appointment The charts below summarize what we have learned The average wait time for an initial prenatal care appointment in August 2010 was a shocking 11 5 weeks just shy of a full trimester Equally disturbing of the 6 available practitioners none accepted the two new Medicaid plans Aetna Better Health and CoventryCares With the closure of Mercy Suburban hospital in February 2010 and the lack of other prenatal care options there is only 1 clinic to serve all pregnant women on Medicaid in Norristown We need to do better for Norristown families Prenatal appointments in Norristown all MCOs All MCOs of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment August 2005 115 15 6 weeks August 2006 87 15 5 5 weeks August 2007 64 12 2 9 weeks August 2008 53 10 3 weeks August 2009 105 12 4 weeks August 2010 47 6 11 5 weeks These numbers reflect the actual number of practitioners among the five MCOs excluding duplicates among their lists The charts below show the individual data collected for each of the five managed care organizations MCOs Keystone Mercy Health Plan Prenatal appointments in Norristown Keystone Mercy Health Plan of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment August 2005 69 6 5 weeks August 2006 32 11 5 weeks August 2007 33 11 3 weeks August 2008 26 9 3 weeks August 2009 78 9 4 weeks August 2010 47 6 11 5 weeks AmeriChoice Prenatal appointments in Norristown AmeriChoice of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment August 2005 24 2 7 weeks August 2006 17 10 7 5 weeks August 2007 21 7 3 4 weeks August 2008 20 6 3 weeks August 2009 20 5 6 weeks August 2010 47 6 11 5 weeks Health Partner s Prenatal appointments in Norristown Health Partner s of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment August 2005 22 7 N A August 2006 38 4 4 weeks August 2007 10 5 3 1 weeks August 2008 6 7 4 weeks August 2009 7 1 1 day August 2010 47 6 11 5 weeks In 2009 the search radius for Health Partners was extended to 15 miles because no providers appeared when searching within 5 miles Aetna Better Health Prenatal appointments in Norristown Aetna Better Health of Practitioners Listed of Individual Practitioners Available Average wait time for an appointment August 2010

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  • <Insurance 1>
    have to change providers or their insurance plans Adding to the confusion individual doctors within a hospital may not accept the same plans as the hospital We investigate what options women have based on their insurance Back to top Bucks County HOSPITAL MCO ACCEPTED 2007 2008 2010 2011 Doylestown Hospital HP KM KM UH KM KM Grand View Hospital HP KM KM KM KM UH Lower Bucks Hospital HP KM HP KM UH HP KM UH AE HP KM UH AE CC St Mary Medical Center HP KM UH HP KM UH HP KM UH AE CC KM UH AE CC Table Key HealthPartners HP Keystone Mercy KM United Health Care Community UH previously AmeriChoice Aetna Better Health AE Coventry Cares CC Back to top Chester County HOSPITAL MCO ACCEPTED 2007 2008 2010 2011 Brandywine Hospital HP KM UH HP KM UH HP KM UH CLOSED Chester County Hospital HP KM KM UH UH AE UH AE CC Jennersville Regional Hospital HP KM HP KM HP KM HP KM UH AE CC Paoli Hospital KM KM KM AE CC KM AE CC Phoenixville Hospital KM KM KM HP KM UH AE CC Table Key HealthPartners HP Keystone Mercy KM United Health Care Community UH previously AmeriChoice Aetna Better Health AE Coventry Cares CC Back to top Delaware County HOSPITAL MCO ACCEPTED 2007 2008 2010 2011 Crozer Chester Medical Center KM HP KM KM HP KM UH AE CC Delaware County Memorial Hospital KM HP KM KM CC KM Riddle Memorial Hospital KM KM KM AE CC KM AE CC Table Key HealthPartners HP Keystone Mercy KM United Health Care Community UH previously AmeriChoice Aetna Better Health AE Coventry Cares CC Back to top Montgomery County HOSPITAL MCO ACCEPTED 2007 2008 2010 2011 Abington Memorial Hospital HP KM HP KM HP KM AE HP KM AE Bryn Mawr Hospital KM KM KM AE CC KM AE CC Lansdale Hospital Previously Central Montgomery Medical Center HP KM UH HP KM UH CLOSED CLOSED Holy Redeemer Health System HP HP HP HP Lankenau Hospital KM KM KM AE CC KM AE CC Mercy Suburban Hospital HP KM UH HP KM UH CLOSED Montgomery Hospital Medical Center HP KM UH HP KM AC HP KM UH AE HP KM UH AE CC Pottstown Memorial Medical Center HP KM UH HP UH HP KM UH HP KM UH Table Key HealthPartners HP Keystone Mercy KM United Health Care Community UH previously AmeriChoice Aetna Better Health AE Coventry Cares CC Maternity unit is closed hospital is still open Back to top Philadelphia County HOSPITAL MCO ACCEPTED 2007 2008 2010 2011 Albert Einstein Medical Center HP KM HP KM HP KM UH AE CC HP KM UH AE CC Chestnut Hill HealthCare HP KM UH CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED Hahnemann University Hospital HP KM UH HP KM UH HP KM UH HP KM UH AE CC Hospital of the University of PA HP KM UH HP KM UH HP KM UH AE HP KM UH AE Pennsylvania Hospital

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  • <Federal Health Care Reform and Maternal Child Health>
    read the The Department of Labor s factsheet outlining their regulations March 23 2010 PA Fair Care Pennsylvania s health plan for uninsured adults with pre existing conditions This temporary plan offers transitional insurance coverage until the broader coverage provisions of federal health insurance reform become active in January 2014 Pregnancy is considered a pre existing condition eligible for coverage by this program Eligibility Must have a pre existing condition Pennsylvanian resident US citizen or national or lawfully present Uninsured for at least 6 months prior to applying for coverage through this program Subsidized premiums are 283 20 a month plus additional co pays and coinsurance For info visit www pafaircare com or call toll free 1 888 767 7015 Enrollment is first come first served August 4th 2010 Home Visiting Creates a state based home visiting program to serve higher risk families during pregnancy and the infant toddler years PA applied and completed a needs assessment in Spring 2011 PA received a planning grant and will distribute funds to 11 agencies in 9 counties none in SEPA Maternal Depression The Mother s Act provides 3 million to states to provide services to individuals with or at risk of postpartum depression and their families The appropriation will also fund education and research for postpartum depression 2010 Pregnancy Assistance Fund Competitive grants for states to assist pregnant and parenting teens and women including those who are victims of domestic violence PA did not receive any funds A Woman is Not a Pre existing Condition The National Women s Law Center Changes to Insurance Plans Excludes pre existing conditions for children All private insurance plans will be required to offer a package of women s preventive care and screening Pap smears and mammograms without requiring co pays Insurance companies will not be

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  • <Advocate for Maternal Child Health>
    should be able to offer input on rate hikes that affect them Thank you Thank you for taking the time to make this quick call Please send PHAN a quick email to help them keep track of how your call went aford pahealthaccess org City Council s Lead Poisoning Prevention Bill to be Voted on This Week This past Wednesday November 30th City Council s Public Health and Human Services Committee considered a bill that will protect Philadelphia children from lead poisoning Many of you called council members last week to help build support for the bill Thanks to your action the Lead Poisoning Prevention Bill was voted out of committee We need to keep calls coming The full council could vote as early as this Thursday December 8th Call your City Council member and one Council Member At Large today to urge him or her to support the lead poisoning prevention bill How will children be impacted The majority of homes in Philadelphia were built before lead paint was banned for residential use in 1978 If lead paint deteriorates children ages 0 5 are most vulnerable to being permanently injured by it The good news is that in the last decade the number of children poisoned annually in Philadelphia has dropped from about 5 000 to 1 000 The bad news is that many of these children are poisoned by rental properties despite the fact that it is unlawful to rent a property with lead hazards This bill strengthens the law by requiring landlords to show that their pre 1978 properties will not poison children when they move into a new home Call your City Council member and one Council Member At Large today to urge him or her to support the lead poisoning prevention bill if you don t know who your City Council person is click here Call and say Councilperson I urge you to support the childhood lead poisoning prevention bill No 100011 requiring rental properties owners to test their pre 1978 properties at turnover to show there are no lead hazards Landlord shouldn t make money by putting children at risk You must help protect the city s children Thanks for doing what you can for kids Eligible Clients Being Dropped by Medicaid Advocates have received recent reports of eligible individuals being dropped from Medicaid as the Department of Public Welfare reviews cases If you have any clients pregnant women infants or children who were unexpectedly dropped from Medicaid although they are eligible for the benefit please contact Rich Weishaupt of Community Legal Services at rweishaupt clsphila org Help Protect SNAP food stamps from Budget Cuts Congress is currently debating the content of the next Farm Bill which among other things develops guidelines for SNAP food stamp benefits Representatives Rosa DeLauro D CT and James McGovern D MA are circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking the members of the House Committee on Agriculture to protect SNAP and other nutrition programs from cuts at a time

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  • MCC::Programs::Community Engagement::Babies Were Born to be Breastfed
    Riverside Cribs for Kids Public Policy Maternity Care in Southeastern PA Maternity Services Advocacy Federal Health Care Reform Take Action Babies Are Born to Breastfeed Research HIV AIDS Prevention Education Babies Are Born to Breastfeed Visit MCC s Breastfeeding website designed for moms families hospitals and employers Home About Programs Events Resources News Donate Contact Site Map Search Privacy Copyright 2005 All Rights Reserved Maternity Care Coalition 2000 Hamilton St

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  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
    year 4 Reduced Healthcare Costs Breastfeeding reduces the number of work days lost due to a child s illness and medical costs associated with a sick child 8 Back to Top of Page Breastfeeding is Good for Mom Ease Breastfeeding saves time and money no purchasing or preparation of formula and bottles is needed 9 Bonding Breastfeeding mothers may have increased self confidence and bonding with their infants and breastfeeding feels good for the mom if done properly 9 Cancer Risk Reduction Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer 1 8 Weight Loss Breastfeeding uses extra calories making it easier to lose those pregnancy pounds Breastfeeding also helps the uterus get back to its original size and lessens any bleeding a woman may have after giving birth 8 Back to Top of Page Breastfeeding is Good for Baby Nutrition Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants It is the source of nourishment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics 1 10 Cognitive Development Results from some studies suggest that breastfeeding enhances cognitive development 9 11 Emotional Development Breastfeeding helps mothers bond with their babies Physical contact is important to newborns and helps the baby feel more secure warm and comforted 9 11 Decreased Risk for Diseases Many studies show that breastfed infants have Lower rates of chronic childhood diseases and conditions such as diabetes celiac disease inflammatory bowel disease cancer allergies and asthma Lower rates of acute childhood diseases such as diarrhea ear infections pneumonia meningitis obesity and childhood leukemia 1 9 11 Lower rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS 1 9 11 Better responses to immunizations 9 11 Back to Top of Page References Ip S Chung M Raman G Chew P Magula N DeVine D Trikalinos T

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  • Know Your Rights
    Week 2010 In the Hospital How Hospitals can Help Breastfeeding Patients In any hospital or clinic you or your partner can ask To be informed about the benefits of breastfeeding To have help initiating breastfeeding within the hour after birth To be shown how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation even if you are separated from your infant That your infant NOT receive any food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated That your baby not be separated from you and that you would like to practice rooming in allowing mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day That you would like to breastfeed on demand whenever baby wants to feed not on a set schedule That your infant NOT be given any artificial teats or pacifiers To provide you with information about or referrals to breastfeeding support groups available after discharge from hospital or clinic Baby Friendly hospitals promote breastfeeding as an entire institution Since no hospital in Philadelphia is a baby friendly hospital you can learn more about the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for Hospitals Share your Decision to Breastfeed Please use this sample letter to hospital staff to communicate your wish to breastfeed with your health care provider Sample letters adapted from www breastfeedingonline com letter print html At School Title IX More than Athletics Contrary to popular belief Title IX provides legal support beyond athletics and provides protection for students against discrimination on the basis of sex including pregnancy and all related conditions Pregnant and parenting teens must be treated like any other student State and City Laws Help too Pennsylvania and Philadelphia legal protections apply to students breastfeeding in schools just as they apply to breastfeeding in other locations Read more about these rights below In Public Philadelphia Ordinance 9 1105 A City Law that Protects Breastfeeding in Public Philadelphia City Ordinance 9 1105 a section of the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance makes it an unlawful public accommodations practice to prohibit a mother from breastfeeding or segregate a breastfeeding mother irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother s breast is covered during or incidental to breastfeeding Exercising that right often requires communicating your decision directly and forcefully to those who may question you If anyone tries to stop you from breastfeeding outside your home call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations 215 686 4692 Pennsylvania Law Act 28 A State Law that Protects Breastfeeding in Public Pennsylvania Act 28 passed in 2007 grants mothers the freedom to breastfeed in public without penalty Under the law breastfeeding may not be considered a nuisance obscenity sexual conduct or indecent exposure In the Family Families Provide Critical Support Breastfeeding requires dedication commitment persistence and support Mothers often need to overcome many obstacles to successfully breastfeed their babies and maintain their balance of home family and work commitments Partners and other family members can be the first level of support and advocate for the mother s wish to breastfeed in the hospital

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