MedStar Health Maternal Fetal Medicine Center receives new chair in Bel Air

MedStar Health Maternal Fetal Medicine Center receives new chair in Bel Air


Philanthropy is the core of
giving of health care. It allows us to provide optimal
care, provide resources that we
wouldn’t always have available to be able to give back to our
community. Hi, I’m Mike MacPherson, I’m the president and CEO of
Freedom Federal Credit Union. We’ve been in Harford County
for over 60 years. The whole philosophy behind
credit unions is the concept of people helping
people. For us, philanthropy is a huge
part of what we do. This has been a wonderful gift for our women’s services, for maternal fetal medicine. Our patients here, if they’ve been identified as a
high risk patient, need an ultrasound being done under the guidance of Dr. Silva
and her expertise. This allows the patients to be
lot more comfortable during that and allows her to get the proper
positioning in order to get the optimal
images. The gift has been wonderful to
provide a very large screen TV so that the family members that are there along with the
expectant mother can see the images of their
pending arrival. In my position there are very
few “no brainers” that you can make a call on. And when I heard about this
opportunity and the necessity for this
particular chair, what it represents to soon-to-
be moms, this was not even a question. It’s really important that we
serve the community, not just as a financial
institution but as a community partner. Maternal fetal medicine is a very specialized type of
women’s care for high risk pregnancies. It’s a very limited service and a specialty that is hard to
find here in Harford county. We have a great, full continuum
of care here from women■s health, to identify
a high risk pregnancy, to now have a full-service
pediatric service, as well as primary care
services. So we can now meet all of the
continuum of women’s and children’s care. That’s what we’re here for. We want to bring these services
out to the community.

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