Mariposa awarded $4 million to bolster maternal health in SCC | Local News

About two years ago, Mariposa Community Health Center faced a bleak possibility: Its labor and delivery department was close to shutting down.

“We saw this shift to our OB-GYN labor and delivery department just not being sustainable financially,” said Dan Prevost, the health center’s chief executive officer. Around the same time, Mariposa applied for a major federal grant known as the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies, or RMOMS Program.

Starting maternal care ‘on time’

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Dan Prevost, Chief Executive Office, and Patty Molina, Senior Director of Community Health Services at Mariposa Community Health Center.

Creating a ‘network’ for maternal healthcare