Maternity Care Program Receives Dr. Corinne Walentik Award

We are honored for both our maternity care home program, originally called Signature’s Strong Start program, and our program director Maribeth Hollinshead, to receive the Dr. Corinne Walentik Provider/Practitioner Award at the Maternal, Child & Family Health Coalition 2016 Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Annual Awards Dinner. The award is given to those who provide direct health or community services and use their knowledge/practice to advocate for improvements in maternal and child health. Both Maribeth and the maternity care team are honored to receive the award for their efforts in transforming maternity care by building a successful and sustainable program that addresses the medical, behavioral, and social needs of pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries in Missouri. The positive impact of addressing all aspects of a woman’s health during pregnancy is demonstrated through improved maternal and child outcomes, including reducing preterm births, reduced neonatal intensive care (NICU) utilization, and earlier initiation of prenatal care.

Betsy Engle