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Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha presents Baby Health Fair

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kenosha, Wis.—When it comes to having a baby, you may have more questions than answers. If you are planning on becoming first time parents or planning a new addition to your family, check out Aurora Medical Center’s Planning for Baby Health Fair to be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 at Aurora Medical Center, 10400 75th Street.

The event is free. Please bring a small baby gift as a donation for Genesis House.

Our caring women’s health professionals will be on hand to answer your questions. Tours of the hospital’s family birth center will be offered. Physicians from various specialties will be available, including OB, family practice, and pediatrics. In addition, the hospital’s neonatal nurse practitioners and experienced labor and delivery staff will also be there.

Health professionals representing maternal fetal medicine, fertility consultation, pastoral care and financial planning will also be part of the day. Look for information on newborn nutrition, pain control, breastfeeding, infant massage, and car seat safety.

Aurora Medical Center offers board certified OB-GYN physicians, along with a Level II special care nursery staffed by neonatal nurse practitioners available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and present during every delivery to ensure the best neonatal outcomes.

“Our neonatal nurse practitioners provide that extra level of care and support for all of our newborns,’’ said Mary Kay Belcher, registered nurse and manager, obstetrics, Aurora Medical Center.

“This health fair is a wonderful opportunity to learn the latest information about having a baby and will help guide your planning for baby,’’ she added.

In addition, Aurora Medical Center’s obstetric program is nationally recognized by the Premier Healthcare Alliance, a national alliance of 1,700 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems. The Premier Award for Quality is distinguished by its consideration of performance-based criteria, including clinical quality outcomes, clinical process indicators and resource utilization outcomes. The award recognizes hospitals delivering cost-effective patient care.

Participants are eligible for a raffle featuring prizes such as a basket of baby items, breast pump and car seat. For more information, please call 262-948-5200.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson
Phone: 262-767-6267

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