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ACMC and Molina dedicate baby closet for new moms and babies

Hospital news | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Contact: John Broom

Ashtabula County Medical Center and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently celebrated the opening of ACMC’s new Baby Closet, which will provide new moms with supplies they may not have on-hand when they leave the hospital.

“ACMC and Molina Healthcare of Ohio know that caring for loved ones extends beyond the hospital walls,” said ACMC President & CEO Michael Habowski. “Thanks to Molina’s generosity, moms and babies who leave ACMC can take home supplies like diapers, bottles, baby wipes, and more. This provides an extension of our quality of care, but also gives new moms peace of mind that they have an initial supply to care for their baby.”

In addition to the basic supplies, there are a limited number of car seats available for new moms to take home, if needed.

“At Molina, we know that new moms face many challenges. Having enough diapers or baby bottles should never be one of those challenges,” said TaKeysha Cheney, Molina Healthcare Director of Community Engagement. “The dedicated staff at ACMC creates access to quality healthcare for pregnant women. Beyond that, women need additional support, especially in those first few days after birth. We are grateful ACMC collaborated with us to fulfill that need through the baby closet.”

In addition to prenatal care through ACMC’s board certified OB/GYNs, ACMC provides access to ACMC and Cleveland Clinic physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancy. ACMC also offers a variety of free childbirth education classes, as well as paid educational classes on labor & delivery and what to expect when bringing the baby home. Classes are available for moms and dads, grandparents, or siblings.

ACMC's Maternity Unit, the only unit in Ashtabula County where a woman can deliver a baby, is directed by registered nurses with advanced obstetrical training who have your comfort, health, and safety in mind. The unit includes labor, delivery, and recovery rooms that offer a home-like environment, a dedicated surgical suite, separate delivery rooms, and a nursery for times when mom would like quiet time.

To learn more about all maternity services offered at ACMC, visit www.acmchealth.org, click the services tab, and click Maternity Services.

Since 2005, Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals. As of June 30, 2019, the company serves approximately 297,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs across the state. To learn more, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.