2nd Quarter 2009 Quarterly Babies Born Healthy Outreach Pregnancies, Sexually Transmit- Newsletter ted Diseases, and where to turn for health care services are very real issues facing our teens, and the county as a whole. Greater Baden Medical Services Inc., a Non-Profit Federally Qualified Welcome New Staff! community health center with five locations in the county, has partnered with Prince George’s County schools to get out the Luis Delgadillo Dr. Judiith DeBose facts on these important top- ics. Telephone Recepetionist Pediatrician Walker Mill Baden The genesis of this program started from Greater Baden’s participation with the Babies Iris Dent, RN Dr. Terralon Knight Born Healthy initiative. The program has sought to reduce Nurse Case Manager Pediatrician Maryland’s infant mortal- Glenarden & Suitand Oxon Hill ity rate, which remains signifi- cantly higher than the national average, and a key component Joe Ramsuer of addressing this issue is in- forming and motivating young Back-up Van Driver women of child bearing age. Baden Since commencing the pro- gram in August 2008, Greater Baden has performed 1622 Please support them in their new roles well woman exams to improve the health of women of child- bearing age in the County. Important Notice Some of the other vital activi- ties of the program are healthy Check out our website: www.gbms.org eating tips, smoking cessa- tion programs, connections to medical care, job assistance, Get news, patient education materials, useful info STD information, as well as re- and more by logging on. In the coming months sources and outreach events. there will be some major updates to the site. Also, While a majority of teens today the plan is to post news and other company are probably aware of the basic dangers of STDs, fewer know a information via the web . history of these diseases before pregnancy, infection Continued pg. 2 Nanjemoy In the News Babies Born Healthy Grant Nanjemoy may be a small community, but lately Provides Outreach to Teens it has been making big (Continued from pg. 1) headlines. Greater Baden Clinic Nanjemoy Health Services has gotten press GBMS Partners with Local High Schools in Southern Maryland and beyond thanks to Greater during pregnancy, or infection For instance, on March 21, these are sensitive topics, they Baden’s award of more at delivery can have serious ef- presentations were made to are relevant to what teens are than $270,000 of stimulus fects on babies that may include approximately 100 students dealing with in their lives. As package funding. In ad- stillbirth, low birth weight, at Largo High School. one student remarked “I will say dition to regular coverage infections and a host of other it really helped me a lot, and in the Southern Maryland harmful consequences. Instrumental in putting this will make me think about what Independent, and multiple together has been Babies I do, I thank you for what you features in the Washington School officials contacted Born Healthy case manger showed us”. This information Post, the clinic and it’s pa- Greater Baden about working Cynthia Duvall and health will potentially have impacts tients and employees were together to address the issue educator Martha Ramirez. even featured in national much further than the original head on. The initial presenta- Concerns from patients and news. To commemorate purpose of addressing infant tions were made to small recent headlines were en- President Obama’s first mortality issues, it could help groups in teen parenting class- couragement for Ms. Duvall 100 days in office the CBS es. Quickly, it was realized that them live a longer and healthier to take the program into Evening News with Katie life, or hopefully at least force at the root of this issue were the schools, “It is imperative Couric did a quick spot them to think safe when underlying problems in the that teens get educated on about stimulus funds keep- making difficult decisions. ing the center open in it’s community, and to best address the health issues that could current location. the matter the presentations possibly save their lives. The should be expanded to a wider rising percentage of people audience. So far, Greater Baden infected with HIV in Prince has delivered their message G eorge’s County alone is at Duval, Largo, and Dr. Henry reason enough for every- Wise High Schools. The results one to try to do their part”. have been encouraging, and Moreover, the students have the program has really taken off. been receptive as well; while Mission Statement: As a community partner, Spring All-Staff Recap Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. will T he bi-annual event was held Tuesday, May 12 at seemed to be on the same page, as things such as “be on time”, and provide primary health services and facilitate health promotion/disease prevention St. Phillips Church. Back by “leave the personal stuff at home” activities in an efficient, effective, and popular demand was presenter were mentoined several times. comprehensive manner for the individuals Gary Johnson supported by Each table was asked to make a and communities served, regardless of funding from the three year- list of the five things we could all HRSA Multi-Cultural Grant.. At start doing immediately to work ability to pay. the last All-Staff meeting, Mr better as a team, and those will N O Johnson led an insightful train- be compiled and reported back in ext Dr. Leonhard gave a ther highlights of the day ing on cultural diversity in the the future. Mr. Johnson ended his status report and reiterated included a video about workplace, this time around he presentation with a new spin on a while it has been a tough year, the workplace violence, and a built on those themes to talk popular anagram for team: picture is brighter than it could be. presentation by David Luckett, about building diverse teams. Some highlights included a look at T ogether Deputy Director, National Minor- RIght from the start he shook the current status of the budget, ity AIDS Education and Training E things up as he encouraged veryone an overview of programs, and per- Center. Mr Luckett presented on everyone to sit with people haps most interestingly, a detailed workplace safety and ensuring they normally didn’t work with. In the new “teams” each group A lways look at the floor plans for the new that GBMS was compliant with M building to serve as an expanded OSHA measures, such as infec- atters came up with elements that are clinic for the Brandywine Commu- tious material exposure control important to fostering good nity as well asadminstrative offices plans, and quizzed everyone teams. Many GBMS employees with a game of Jeopardy.
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