August 17, 2012
SIU HealthCare Presents ‘Baby Day’ with ABC NewsChannel 20
New and expecting parents and child-care providers are invited to the “2012 Baby Day,” sponsored by SIU HealthCare and ABC NewsChannel 20. The event will be held from noon - 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield. More than 40 local businesses and health-care exhibitors will attend, focusing on health and lifestyle for pregnant families, babies and toddlers. Admission is $2.
Exhibitors include SIU HealthCare physicians and medical staff who will provide information on topics such as maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric primary care. SIU is again offering free 3-D ultrasounds on women who are at least 24 weeks pregnant. Appointments are required by calling Chris Smith at 545-8000.
SIU HealthCare will also provide information on pregnancy, postpartum health, infant safety and the SIU Centering Pregnancy Program. SIU’s ThinkFirst program will provide demonstrations for child-passenger safety seats.
ABC NewsChannel 20’s anchor and reporter, Marianne Manko, will meet and greet attendees. A raffle will benefit the March of Dimes. The event also features a fashion show for toddlers and expecting mothers.
SIU HealthCare has more than 250 teaching physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services. SIU HealthCare is the clinical practice of SIU School of Medicine and works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois. Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 50 Illinois communities. For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748. Its website is www.siumed.edu.
NewsChannel 20 is an ABC affiliate located in Springfield, Illinois. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland.