October 31, 2017
As Pregnancy & Infancy Loss Awareness Month comes to a close, we wanted to highlight the HEAL (Help Endure A Loss) Porgram at Atrium Medical Center, a local resource that is doing incredible things for families facing the loss of a baby. Whether the baby was lost at 6 weeks gestation, or 6 weeks after birth, perinatal loss and grief is an important thing for our culture to recognize and support. Allison Campbell, one of the HEAL Coordinators shared with us some of the many ways that Atrium is providing that much-needed care to the community.
HEAL was founded by Sherry, an OB nurse at Atrium who experienced her own loss, over 20 years ago. Since that time the program has grown considerably, serving families from all over the greater Cincinnati and Dayton region, not just those who have delivered or received care at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. All of the services provided by HEAL are free to the community, thanks to private donations and the support of the Atrium Foundation.
The following are some of the many amazing resources that HEAL offers to surrounding region (a complete description of each is available at their website):
The HEAL program and coordinators are available to anyone who is currently experiencing an infant death, stillbirth, or a miscarriage. We are very impressed by the many ways that Atrium seeks to honor and validate each family’s experience, and help them to navigate the unimaginable with immense compassion. At Atrium:
If you would like more information about the HEAL program, including meeting and event times and dates, visit their website, or you can contact the HEAL office at (513) 974-4056 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in making a donation to help HEAL to continue to be able to provide all of these services to the community free of charge, please visit atriummedcenter.org/donate or you can call (513) 974-5144.