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  • news5
    Births report 05 13 08 Coalition Rallies in Capitol for more Maternity Care Diane Prokop describes MCC s rally and new report focused on expanding access to maternity care through insurance 04 07 09 Perceiving Pregnancy in Climate of Fear The Daily Pennsylvanian discusses maternal wellness and treatments for postpartum depression as presented by MCC staff Karen Pollack and Katja Pigur 04 03 09 City Hospitals to get 14M for OB aid John George reports on how Northeastern hospital is set to close in summer 2009 03 25 09 Hospitals Offer to take Pregnant Patients Stacey Burling surveys the remaining services available to pregnant women in our area 03 25 09 Camden Historian Researches Babies Across the Decades Janet Golden a member of MCC s Research Committee is highlighted in this article for her work on how babies have been used in advertising 03 23 09 Temple Ending Inpatient Services at Northeastern Hospital John George looks at the impact of moving services including labor and delivery from the community based hospital to Temple University Hospital 03 23 09 Phila s Northeastern Hospital to Close Inquirer staff break the news of Temple University Health System s decision to close Northeastern Hospital 03 18 09 Mother Knows Best Characters from Alice in Wonderland entertained families at the Maternity Care Coalition s first ever Children s Tea Party 03 04 09 Maternity Option in the Northeast is as Close as Bensalem After the closure of four maternity units in Northeast Philadelphia women are encouraged to check out the services offered at St Mary s Mother Bachman Maternity Center 03 03 09 Saving Maternity Care MCC s letter to the Inquirer s editor responds to Temple University Health System s CEO comments regarding Northeastern Hospital s possible closure 02 05 09 Stopping the Closure of Northeastern Hospital A Daily News Editorial by the Coalition to Save Northeastern Hospital suggests Temple University Health System invest wisely the public dollars they received to strengthen existing services The Coalition also asks why TUHS hasn t negotiated with insurance reimbursements rates to cover their costs 01 28 09 The Cradle Will Rock Nathaniel Popkin of the City Paper reviews the history of public health in Philadelphia while discussing the ongoing efforts to keep Northeastern a full service hospital 01 07 09 A Chance to Do Good and Save Philadelphia Money The Pennsylvania Prison Society s Working Group to Enhance Services for Incarcerated Women of which MCC is a member offers ideas to save the city money while better supporting new families 01 06 09 Main Line Health Breaks from Pack in Baby Business As the number of closed maternity units rise Main Line Health is able to expand its services due to the higher incomes and private insurance of their patient population 01 06 09 Help Organize to Keep Northeastern Open A representative of Northeastern s nurses union describes the impact of a potential closure on poor communities and childbearing women 01 01 09 No Room for Baby Diane Prokop reviews the uncertain future of the last maternity unit option for women in lower Northeast Philadelphia Back to Top 2008 12 22 08 Vigil Against Closure of Northeastern Hospital A vigil was held outside Philadelphia s Northeastern Hospital in an effort to keep the facility open Maternity care advocates are especially concerned about mothers who would otherwise rely on the hospital for local affordable care 12 11 2008 Mother s Milk MCC s Physician Advocate Esther K Chung calls for more widespread promotion of breastfeeding among physicians 12 02 08 Workers Need Paid Sick Days Advocates push City Council to enact a bill that would guarantee paid sick days to all of Philadelphia 11 15 08 New Policy Outlaws Shackling of Women During Birth KYW News Radio features MCC s work at Riverside prison and changes in how women are treated during childbirth 11 06 08 2 More Area Maternity Units to Close Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville and the former Central Montgomery Medical Center in Lansdale will close their maternity units Since 1997 17 maternity units have closed in Southeastern Pennsylvania 10 22 08 Remembering Tina Bela Benefit for Mom and Wife At MCC Tina went the extra mile for clients was a joy to work with and will be missed greatly by her MCC family 09 06 08 City Eyes Closure s Effect on OB Care The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 15th maternity unit closure in 11 years and the debate on regulating access to maternity services 09 04 08 Maternity Ward Closes MCC s Deputy Director Bette Begleiter speaks with 6 ABC on the devastating closure of Chestnut Hill Hospital s OB unit 07 13 08 Blues Hearings A Chance to Weigh In On a Complex Merger As a controversial merger of insurance companies gets underway MCC and other advocates voice concerns for the uninsured at large and maternity services in particular 06 10 2008 Breast feeding business awards The News of Delaware County explains how businesses can support breastfeeding employees and customers 06 06 2008 Happy to breast feed The Philadelphia Business Journal announces the call for nominations for the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awards 05 30 2008 Do You Know a Business That Caters To Nursing Moms The Swarthmorean calls for nominations of businesses that support breastfeeding employees and customers 04 15 08 Cure for Recidivism MCC Board President Dale Allen and MCC Case Manager Vilma Maldonado explain the benefits of MOMobile support when a formerly incarcerated woman transitions back into her community 04 09 2008 Breastfeeding Help Must Be Made Available Chris Mulford MCC Breastfeeding Advisory Committee member calls for breastfeeding promotion as a means of obesity prevention 04 04 2008 Delivery of Aid for OB Units John George of The Philadelphia Business Journal looks at the OB crisis in Northeast Philadelphia and the state funds distributed to stop OB unit closures 02 21 2008 Constituents Connect Pols on NE Childbirth Crisis The Public Record covers constituents calls to Northeast legislators to address the

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  • <Maternity Care in Southeastern PA>
    1997 we have seen a full childbirth crisis emerge with 19 hospitals discontinuing maternity services In just seven months during 2008 2009 five more maternity units closed Chestnut Hill Hospital November 2008 Brandywine Hospital December 2008 Central Montgomery Medical Center February 2009 and Northeastern Hospital June 2009 The latest closure in Norristown was Mercy Suburban February 2010 Maternity Units Access Learn which hospital maternity units have closed despite the needs of childbearing women and which are still open We also track the capacity of remaining hospitals over time News articles investigate this childbirth crisis Prenatal Care in the Region MCC regularly documents challenges finding prenatal care in Southeastern Pennsylvania Read our most recent findings from Philadelphia and Norristown See our research from 2010 on women s experiences in the city of Chester and Norristown You can also r ead our 2007 report on access to prenatal care in Philadelphia Insurance Our Insuring Healthy Births report covers the insurance choices Pennsylvanian women have and their unmet needs While insurance coverage increases access to care our table shows that not every hospital in Philadelphia accepts all Medicaid plans Childbirth at a Crossroads Report MCC s Childbirth at a Crossroads report 2006 reviews

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  • <Maternity Services Advocacy 1>
    to cover maternity Further insurance companies can still consider pregnancy a pre existing condition when determining eligibility for coverage This has contributed to increasing numbers of uninsured and underinsured Pennsylvania mothers Solution The Insuring Motherhood Bill SB 1063 will expand women s access to insurance in our state The bill will ensure that individual and small group plans provide essential maternity care insurance coverage to women The bill will also guarantee that pregnancy can no longer be considered a pre existing condition by insurance companies Pennsylvania women should not have to face discrimination in obtaining vital care Senator Farnese chief sponsor of SB 1063 has been joined by co sponsors Senators Rafferty Fontana Solobay Boscola Costa Stack Williams Tartaglione Washington Kitchen Leach Schwank Ferlo and Brewster How You Can Help CALL If your State Senator is not a co sponsor of the bill CALL THEM TODAY and ask for their support If they are thank them Find you Legislator WRITE A LETTER Write a letter to the editor or Op ed for your local paper Two Insuring Motherhood articles have already been published and we want to see more Patriot News article Delco Times article SHARE A STORY Do you

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  • <Childbirth at a Crossroads Report 1>
    Maternity Services Advocacy Federal Health Care Reform Take Action Babies Are Born to Breastfeed Research HIV AIDS Prevention Education Childbirth at a Crossroads The Status of Maternal Care in Southeastern Pennsylvania We now face a childbirth crisis Read our research and recommendations from our 2006 Childbirth at a Crossroads report on maternal and child health Five major findings affecting maternal health were identified a diverse population lack of access to care a loss of practitioners and hospitals inequities in health outcomes and lack of cultural supports View full report here The Crossroads is a must read for MCH advocates and the community at large Superb materials that should invigorate grassroots effort so that we as a society provide for safer birthing in America Well done Vinod K Bhutani MD FAAP Stanford University School of Medicine What s happened since we published the report Since 2006 we have moved from a crossroads to a crisis MCC has engaged in ongoing research around maternity units capacity and prenatal care access in the city of Chester Philadelphia and Norristown Women face an additional barrier in that their provider may not accept their insurance plan Please visit our Childbirth Crisis News page to read

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  • Carnation Club
    Carole Haas Gravagno Kim Tobey Oxholm Anita Allen Paul Castelllito Brady L Green April Neal Pettinelli Mary Peter Austen Susan Hagan Albert Susan Pizzica Nathalie Harvey Bartle Cathie Susan Harvey Mary Ed Posner Bette Begleiter Paul Messing Stacey Leo Helmers Sue Richard Salkowitz Johanna Berger David Dormont Sandy Elliott Herman Mona Sarfaty Jay Siegel Eric Beringause Augie Hermann Julio Kuperman Pam Tony Schneider Elizabeth Block Bruce Kuklick Gary Patricia Holloway Audrey Tom Schwenger Nancy Hellebrand Blood Michele Richard Hunn Liza Nickerson Seltzer Jonathon Seltzer Janet Bly Jim Rosenberg Kathryn Peter Kim Randi Howard Serota Joann Philip Burstein Nancy Fuchs Kreimer Seth Kreimer Carolyn Smith Denise Collins Elizabeth Lindsey Jonathan Rothwell Christine Larry Smith Diane Pat Croce Marcos Dee Dee Lopez Tracey Shanin Specter John Dent Frances Marbury Bruce Cindy Terker Mark Toby Dichter Trish Marchesani Ed Vilsmeier Jan Tuttleman Maura Dollymore Jane Mathisen Robert Aronowitz Helene William Van Hoeven Kirstin Jeff Engelman Linda McAleer Maitlon Russell Leanne Wagner Anne Faulkner Schoemaker Colleen Howard Messing Kenneth Christena Waldman JoAnne Fischer Eric Hoffman Jacqueline Morrill Michael Donahue Ellen and Dave Watson Jose Sharon Garcia Virginia John Morris Ken Judy Weinstein Dale Jeff Garson Gail Curtis Morse Charmaine Smith Wright Andrea Bruce Gilbert

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  • MCC::Programs::Community Engagement
    To learn about issues in prenatal and obstetric services today click here Economic Self Sufficiency To learn about the MOMobile s work supporting economic self sufficiency efforts for local families click here Conferences To get information on Women s Health Children s Futures Maternity Care Coalition s past conferences click here Babies were Born to be Breastfed Babies were born to be breastfed For information on Maternity Care Coalition s

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  • Flowers, Tea and MCC 2007
    Liberty Ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott In what has become a springtime tradition the Tea was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society s Philadelphia Flower Show The now four year old event has continued to blossom with a sell out crowd of over 400 guests MCC supporters enjoyed a selection of teas sandwiches and sweets while being entertained by Celtic harpist Laura Enuco at the Ireland themed Tea 6ABC News Anchor and former Celebrating Mothers Chair Lisa Thomas Laury spoke of the wonderful work MCC does in the community which she experienced first hand while producing a feature on Carolyn Smith and how she works with MCC to help young mothers who are clients of the MOMobile Carolyn and Lisa also visited MCC s Early Head Start program at Montgomery Early Learning Center in Norristown Lisa showed the segment Will Smith s Mom Makes a Difference and then presented Carolyn with an MCC Volunteer Recognition award Guests were treated to a floral demonstration by artistic visionary Brian Kappra of Evantine Design and several lucky winners brought home Brian s beautiful creations during a lively auction conducted by Diane Croce with two high bidders winning week long stays at an Irish cottage by the sea Guests also received tickets to the Philly s Flower Show and took a journey to the Legends of Ireland Click below to view our Celebrating Mothers TV Public Service Announcement Starring Carolyn Smith and her granddaughter Skylar View our Flowers Tea and MCC Slideshow The 2007 design was a whimsical paper carnation crafted from a variety of lacey patterns and textures The layers of vintage petals were reminiscent of generations of mothers in all of our lives who have helped shape our future Click here to donate The 2007 card design was presented by

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