"Our founders opened the door and offered hope to the marginalized and needy," says Caritas President Bev Rachwalski. " This included caring for women who had no where to turn. The Sisters always made wellness for women – particularly those most in need – a priority."
That tradition of caring for women throughout their lives and life stages remains a cornerstone of Caritas Health Group's continuum of care. Caritas Health Group's commitment to women's health stretches from childhood to motherhood to menopause and beyond. A significant aspect of this work focuses on mothers and newborns.
"As the poet William Wordsworth wrote: " We live by admiration, hope and love." The beginning of new life brings together all three. With over 6,400 births in its hospitals annually, Caritas is honored to play an important role in fostering hope for the future.
"The work we've done in the areas of ante-natal care, labour, delivery, neonatal care and postpartum care allows us to positively impact not to just the mother's health, but the health of a band new person," says Bev. "We want to help give mothers the skills and tools they need to maximize their babies' health right from the start. This approach will pay dividends long into the future."