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Texas Health Stephenville to Host Mommy Mixers
04/30/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Motherhood is challenging, rewarding and sometimes a little hectic. Unlike other full-time jobs though, it’s sometimes difficult to find someone right there in the trenches with you to share your successes and doubts.

To help new moms meet each other, swap stories and share photos, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville will begin hosting monthly Mommy Mixers. The event will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the Outreach Education Building, located just north of the hospital at 411 North Belknap Street.

The first Mommy Mixer will be held on May 6. The Mommy Mixer is free, but registration is required.

The mixers will allow time for moms and babies to meet each other and mingle. Physicians on the medical staff and employees at Texas Health Stephenville also will offer short presentations on health care topics related to growth and development, breastfeeding, and child safety.

“Our goal is for moms to get together and have time to socialize and learn from each other while gaining baby care knowledge and health tips,” said Jennifer McMeens, R.N., clinical educator at Texas Health Stephenville. “We want to provide new moms a place to meet with others with new babies. We’ll have experts on hand to address various developmental topics that might be weighing on their minds. This is about moms helping other moms.”

For more information or to register for the event, please call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Classes.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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