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Expecting moms can "Meet Dr. Right" at West Penn Hospital this Wednesday

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

WILMINGTON, Del. (April 29, 2016) — For expecting moms, finding the right doctors and hospital for prenatal care and delivery is an important decision, but it shouldn't have to be stressful.

That's why West Penn Hospital, Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield are teaming up for a free "Meet Dr. Right" event this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Wintergarden Conference Center at West Penn Hospital.

Meet Dr. Right events are sponsored by Highmark and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet, mingle and make appointments with physicians from Allegheny Health Network and other community practices.

At the West Penn Hospital event, new and soon-to-be moms can meet the hospital's Ob/Gyns, pediatricians, neonatal specialists, midwives, lactation counselors, stork nurses, OB anesthesiologists and more.

"With this event, our goal is to provide new and expecting moms with information on the importance of quality health care for themselves and their baby — all in one place and at one time," said Marylou Buyse, M.D., M.S., senior medical director for Highmark.

Attendees can take advantage of free nursing bra fittings, tours of West Penn Hospital's labor and delivery rooms, prenatal yoga and other educational sessions and vendors, along with free health screenings.

Attendees will also have the chance to win one of several door prizes, including:

  • MamaRoo Baby Swing ($240 value) by 4Moms.
  • Free Home and Vehicle Safety Inspection and CPR Training ($150 value) by Safe Landings.
  • Free MyBreastFriend Nursing Pillow ($45 value) by West Penn Lactation Services.
  • Free Childbirth Education Class ($100 value) by West Penn Childbirth Education.
  • Rooted Beauty Natural Skin Care Basket ($35 value) by Rooted Beauty.

"We encourage expecting moms to come out this event, even if they aren't Allegheny Health Network patients," said Dr. Buyse. "The health-related activities and screenings will certainly benefit any soon-to-be mom."

Individuals interested in attending the free event should visit the Meet Dr. Right website or call 1-855-856-0379 to register in advance.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Inc. doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue card program. It employs more than 4,200 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

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Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield