Mary Beth and Jennie for the mothers and babies they serve
Alive and Well Producers Meeting - Maribeth Hollinshead Jennie Oberkrome
Mary Beth Hollinshead, Program Director and Nurse Navigator with Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns with Jennie Oberkrom, MSW, LCSW
Prenatal Care Coordinator, Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns.
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns is a funded program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that aims to improve prenatal care, health care delivery, and pregnancy outcomes for pregnant women and their families. A grant to implement the Strong Start program was awarded to Signature Medical Group, a physicians group that includes six OB/GYN offices that provide excellent healthcare services in the greater St. Louis area and surrounding counties.
The Strong Start program offers a comprehensive prenatal health care program for pregnant women. The Strong Start team assists women with Medicaid insurance enrollment, connects them to a Signature Medical Group OB/GYN of their choice, and provides additional care and support with a nurse navigator and prenatal care coordinator. The comprehensive medical team is patient centered and focuses on increasing access to prenatal health care and improving health outcomes for women and children. Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns is an innovative program that addresses all aspects of a woman’s health.