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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Seton Health / St. Mary's Hospital Receives Grant from March of Dimes

TROY, N.Y. – Seton Health / St. Mary’s Hospital has received a $25K grant from the March of Dimes New York State Chapter to support Seton Health OB/GYN’s new “Full Circle Pregnancy Program,” that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs in Cohoes. This program will provide empowerment to patients to be proactive in their own care and the care of their unborn child, allowing interaction with other mothers to enrich their birth experience.

This new model program will be offered at Seton Health OB/GYN in Cohoes – one of Seton Health’s four primary care practices. With the March of Dimes grant, Seton Health will send several of its staff to a very intensive training course, ultimately allowing them to provide patients with another enhanced OB/GYN service. This grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.

Seton Health is a comprehensive, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system anchored by St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy. It provides healthcare services from more than 20 sites in Rensselaer, Saratoga and Albany counties.

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