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Maternity Ward Upgrades

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Giving new moms the best care possible.
    That's the goal of a fundraising event happening in Columbia County.
    Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley shows us how the money is being put to good use.

Three-month-old Aria was born, inside the newly renovated maternity ward to Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. 
    Her mother Julie Messiner, a doctor at the hospital, was in labor for two and a half days!
 
 
"Everyone was constantly there and holding your hand and making you feel comfortable. They do that for everyone." 
    The hospital has always been known for its personalized care, but now, the labor and delivery team is providing that care in an upgraded facility.
 
 
"Our old maternity ward rooms from here to the wall." Said Sherry Humphrey, a Nurse at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 
    Upgraded rooms.. and 
  
"We've got brand new bassinets. These bassinets are very easy to use and our right up against the bed. the couch over there in the corner.. it also pulls out into a comfortable bed. " explains Debra Knittle, RN
    Also-  a new nursery.  
    The upgrades wouldn't have been possible without generous community support.
 
"Our auxiliary said we want to be a part of that and made a 5-year commitment to raise money for this unit and they do it with a vintage affair event, " said Lissa Bryan-Smith, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Administrator
    You can continue to support the efforts by attending a vintage affair. 
    It's an Italian-inspire evening of food fun and a chance to win prizes. 
    The money raised supporting those responsible for bringing new life into this world. 
 
"This is a place where not only babies are born but parents and families are born here too." said Angela Klock, Certified Nurse Midwife.

"A VINTAGE AFFAIR" WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 24TH AT THE "CALDWELL CONSISTORY" IN BLOOMSBURG.
    TICKETS COST 75-DOLLARS.
    YOU MUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY MARCH 17TH.
 


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