by Elizabeth Baker, Rachel's Gift Office Manager
MOULTRIE, Ga. - Colquitt Regional Medical Center is in the process of implementing pregnancy and infant loss programs offered by Rachel’s Gift. An educator from Rachel’s Gift will be at Colquitt Regional Medical Center July 10, 11, and 12 to teach a 4-hour infant bereavement course to staff members. The course objective is to assist staff in providing quality, compassionate bereavement care to patients suffering the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. Hospital staff will also be provided with information and resources to help guide patients through decision making and keepsake collection.
Colquitt Regional Medical Center will also be implementing a Rachel’s Gift pregnancy and infant loss support group set to begin in August 2019. The first meeting date and location is forthcoming; however, once it begins the group will continue to meet monthly. Attendance will be free to parents, grandparents, extended family and friends of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.
After the initial training is completed, Rachel’s Gift’s programs will be provided free to staff and patients of Colquitt Regional Medical Center for the life of the partnership. The community of Colquitt County is urged to help ensure these programs continue by making tax-deductible donations online at rachelsgift.org/donate, and by making in kind donations or participating in fundraising events.