The D.C. Department of Health received the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award, which recognizes states and territories that have lowered preterm birth rates by 8% between 2009 and 2014. The award was presented to D.C. Department of Health Director Dr. Joxel Garcia at a press conference held at Providence.
“Providence Hospital is pleased to be part of this tremendous move forward for pregnant women and their infants in the District,” said Amy Freeman, President and CEO of Providence Hospital. “It is in this spirit of collaboration, with a goal of creating a healthier District that we continue to move down the road and improve the health of our infants and their families. Providence Hospital is dedicated to these model programs. We look forward to working with the March of Dimes, Department of Health and District partners as we reaffirm the commitment to being part of a healthcare system that truly focuses on promoting health and well being for women and their infants.”