Jan. 22, 2019

WHAT: State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), along with a deputy secretary from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and health care providers, are holding a press conference to promote the state’s first-ever Maternal Health Awareness Day. Despite advances in medical science and technology, deaths related to complications from pregnancy and childbirth are on the rise nationally and in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 27, authored by Mackenzie, is designed to raise public awareness about maternal health and promote maternal safety.

WHO: Mackenzie; Dr. Loren Robinson, PA Department of Health deputy secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Dr. Amanda Flicker, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) maternal fetal medicine and a member of the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee; Dr. Amy Ahnert, LVHN cardiology; Dr. Joanne Quinones, LVHN maternal fetal medicine; and Dr. Mark Woodland, chair and clinical professor OBGYN, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reading Hospital/TowerHealth.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Kasych Family Pavilion, ECC No. 6, Lehigh Valley Health Network - Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest & Interstate 78, Allentown.

Media contact: Tricia Lehman, 717.772.9840, tlehman@pahousegop.com