ACMC, Molina Healthcare celebrate Baby Closet opening

Ashtabula County Medical Center and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently opened ACMC’s new Baby Closet, providing new moms with baby supplies they may need when leaving the hospital. Picture, from left are, Colleen Porfilio, OBT; Assistant Nurse Manager Donna Payne; Registered nurse Roxanne Ackroyd; Debra Frohnaple-Severino, administrative support; ACMC President and CEO Michael Habowski; ACMC Chief Nursing Officer Jacquelyn DiFiore; Molina Healthcare Community Engagement Specialist Scheretta Jeffries; Registered nurse Amanda Woo; Director of Nursing John Engelmann; U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s regional representative Jordan Pennell; Ashtabula City Manager and ACMC Trustee Jim Timonere; Registered nurse Kayla Adams and Molina Healthcare Director of Community Engagement TaKeysha Cheney.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Medical Center and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently celebrated the opening of ACMC’s new Baby Closet, providing new mothers with supplies they may need 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 and Chief Executive Officer 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, too.

“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 obstetricians and gynecologists, ACMC provides access to ACMC and Cleveland Clinic physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancy.

The hospital also offers a variety of free childbirth education classes, as well as paid educational classes on labor and 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. The unit includes labor, delivery and recovery rooms that offer a home-like environment, a dedicated surgical suite, separate delivery rooms and a nursery.

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, 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.

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