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Meridian HealthCare Debuts a New Program to Help Mothers Struggling with Opioid Use

Meridian HealthCare held a kickoff meeting Friday May 4th for their new MOMS (Maternal Opiate Medical Support) program, which serves pregnant women struggling with an opioid addiction, at their main location in Youngstown, OH.  Invited guest included community social service agencies, local OBGYNs, treatment agencies, recovery support, hospital administration and others in the healthcare field.

“The goal of this collaborative is to improve maternal and fetal health outcomes, improve family stability, and reduce impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” shared Dr. Daniel Brown, Chief Medical Officer at Meridian.

The kickoff meeting not only explained the program but also started a dialogue on how professionals in the community could work together to build teams to ensure healthy moms and healthy babies. Funding for the program was made possible by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Ohio Opioid STR Project, a grant provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Meridian HealthCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Saving Lives and Serving Communities. Meridian’s mission is to eliminate addiction by working with individuals and their families through recognition, prevention, consultation, healthcare, communication, support, and treatment in a manner that is person-centered and respects the dignity of every person.

For more information on the program please visit www.momsohio.org, or call 330-797-0070