The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services recently announced that it is partnering with WellSpan Health and the Office of State Representative Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, to focus on an initiative to improve maternal health. .
WellSpan York and 16 other hospitals are participating in a process of improved screening, monitoring and use of treatment to improve the identification and care of patients with perinatal depression during or after pregnancy.
The framework for the screening process was established by the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of Pennsylvania, a partnership led by DHS and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
“When one of our patients at WellSpan Health tests positive for this depression, we immediately engage the resources of our mental health experts at WellSpan Philhaven to provide them with what they need to treat these symptoms,” said the vice-president. WellSpan president Megan Lecas in a press release. “We owe it to these moms and future moms to give them a head start in good health.”
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