Rev. Brad Garrison, director of The Luke Project 52 Clinic, wrote the following in the Clinic’s January newsletter:
“When one of our Moms comes to clinic and exhibits any of the following traits: over 36 years old, high or low amniotic fluid index, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, hypertension, obesity, and other issues, up until now we had to refer them to a local hospital for weekly antenatal testing because our clinic is only on site two times a month. The problem has been that, when referred, over 60% of the time they don’t go because of transportation, work, or childcare issues, but they come back to us. This puts these babies at risk! So… starting in March we are going to take weekly testing to the homes of our Moms. In partnership with BCBS of Michigan, which has provided a $75,000 grant to fund this pilot project, we will be using our ambulance staffed with a physician, nurse, sonographer, and driver to make once-a-week visits to our Moms at risk.”
The Mobile Antenatal Testing Pilot was launched on the last week of February. You can read more about it in a blog published by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Praise God for His wonderful provision!
Photo by Elisa Schulz/Michigan District, LCMS