Helping Families Get a Healthy Start|
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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
Texas Health Resources wants to help families get off to a good start with a healthy pregnancy and stay healthy through the growing years.
TexasHealth.org/Moms gives families information and tools to help them with everything from planning a healthy pregnancy to sharing wisdom on child-raising to finding healthy recipes.
Many of our hospitals teach Safe Sleep techniques to help moms and dads protect babies. We also provide classes on topics such as infant CPR, breastfeeding, and what to expect during pregnancy.
We’re implementing technology in some of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units to enable parents of our smallest patients to see them from home. It’s an emotionally tough time for parents to leave their baby in the NICU. This technology is helping parents stay connected when they can’t stay at the hospital.
Each baby deserves a healthy start to life. So each year we support the March of Dimes annual March for Babies. Funds raised by the march help support research into treatments so that fewer babies will be born premature. Many of our employees also join in the walk along side our patients. Every family’s needs are different. Texas Health is working to help all families start healthy and stay healthy.
For our faith-based family of hospitals — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.