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July 30, 2021 -- Reid Health and Meridian Health Services have joined together to launch a maternal treatment program in Richmond called The Nest.
Substance use disorders, drug overdose deaths, and neonatal abstinence syndrome continue to be a significant problem in Wayne County. From January to August 2019, Reid had 543 deliveries and of those, 170 had a positive drug screen at the time of delivery.
The Nest aims to address those issues through integrated mental health, addictions, and medical services for pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
"The program provides a welcoming and supportive environment where women can go without feeling judged or overlooked," said Erika Brandenstein, M.D., Reid OB/GYN and Medical Director for The Nest.
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INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2021) –Today, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the five community finalists of the PreservINg Main Street Pilot Program. The finalist communities include the towns of Attica, Brookville and Cambridge City, and the cities of Kendallville and Jasper.
In partnership with Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities, PreservINg Main Street is designed to build a sustainable historic preservation ethic while building local capacity and a comprehensive downtown revitalization model.
Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Indiana Governor Holcomb will be visiting Richmond on September 9, 2021. A Governor’s Luncheon, hosted at Forest Hills Country Club, will include a “fireside” chat with Indiana’s Governor.
This member-exclusive event will give Chamber members the opportunity to interact with the 51st Governor and hear about the current state of Indiana. From COVID recovery to the workforce, infrastructure development and more, the conversation will be informative for all those that attend.