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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake partners with UCSF Perinatal Outreach Program

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Contact:  Joshua Cowan, St. Helena Hospital Region

Phone:  967-7515 Email: CowanJR@ah.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake partners with UCSF Perinatal Outreach Program

On January 23 St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Women’s Care Department hosted two training sessions with University of California San Francisco (UCSF), “Diabetes in Labor and the Immediate Postpartum Period” and “Infant of the Diabetic Mother”. 

This special training included a discussion on how to manage pregnant woman with pre-gestational and gestational diabetes as well as finding ways to help with diabetes in postpartum.  The team described and identified possible problems from maternal hyperglycemia and contributing factors and interventions for the hypoglycemic infant.  The training was coordinated by St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Women’s Care Unit Lead, Debbie Keith RN, and instructed by Molly Killion, RN, MS, CNS and Cynthia Jensen, RN, MS, CNS of UCSF. 

“St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is committed to the care and well-being of mothers and their babies," said Debbie Keith RN. "This information will help our staff in working with mothers and infants who may have pre-diabetes or diabetes."

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake offers Childbirth Education Classes every other month at the Live Well Functional Space, 15230 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. Please call 994.4594 for information.

About St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake: St. Helena Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.sthelenahospitals.org for more information.