Memorial hires perinatal navigator

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JASPER — Viewing an opportunity to improve the health and outcomes of mothers and babies in our region, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has added a perinatal navigator position to its staff.

As the new perinatal navigator, registered nurse Kelsey Brinson will work in conjunction with local health care providers to serve as a special resource to expecting mothers offering guidance, education, support and resources for prenatal care up through the first 18 months of the baby’s life.

Funding for the Perinatal Navigator Program at Memorial Hospital came from part of a $4.6 million federal grant to the Indiana Rural Health Association, which applied for the grant with the goal of reducing the infant mortality rate in four local counties: Dubois, Martin, Daviess and Greene.

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