The Gianna Center During the Pandemic – Clinical Services Continue

The Gianna Center  of Philadelphia remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please see information below on services they are offering. 

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Because of you, the Gianna Center of Philadelphia continues to operate during this difficult time. While “walk-in” service has been suspended, patients have been served by a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. In some cases, women have been seen in the office for urgent matters, following all regulatory guidelines. Rest assured, there has been no lapse in providing life-affirming care to the women of our community.

Some may wonder, what exactly does the Gianna Center of Philadelphia do during a pandemic? Here are just a few of the services that keep our staff busy!

  • Live video visits for patients addressing new issues and conducting follow-up care
  • Orders for laboratory and other diagnositic testing
  • Prescription renewals
  • Confirmation of pregnancy
  • Progesterone monitoring during pregnancy when indicated
  • Referrals to medical specialists or surgeons
  • Collaborating with pro-life health care providers and pregnancy centers
  • Instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System
  • Assisting patients in obtaining the official Creighton App

As always, our staff has been assisting women and couples struggling with the frustrating diagnosis of “unexplained” infertility. An estimated 30% of women who have difficulty conceiving are given this diagnosis and are sent off to centers that perform intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  Since many of these centers are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, couples now have more time to consider a restorative reproductive approach and are seeking the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY.  We are happy to report that currently, there are 10 couples pregnant with the help of NaProTECHNOLOGY who are being treated by our practice – even remotely with the telehealth platform, Hale Health.

Please remember that the Gianna Center’s phone number for messages is 844-204-0005 and the email for inquiries is info@phgiannacenter.com

 

Celebrating Gianna of Albany

Please see the message from Gianna of Albany’s Physician, Dr. Jan Patterson below, and if you are able, please help them out with their work by sending an email using the link provided. 

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A Note from Gianna Albany’s Physician, Dr. Jan Patterson:

“It is a great blessing and privilege to serve women and families in the Albany region at Gianna of Albany.  Our mission is to advance the culture of life by providing women and families with quality, ethical reproductive healthcare that truly strengthens their families, body and soul.

It is so encouraging to hear our patients express their deep gratitude for healthcare that is not only natural and restorative but fully in line with their deeply held religious beliefs.

The stories of these women and families — from over 600 medical visits last year alone — are truly inspiring.  We are so blessed to be a part of their journey.

Please help us as we work on the front lines of our mission; we could not advance it without your generous contributions.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

 

 

Dr. Patterson was so much more than a doctor for us through multiple miscarriages and our first full pregnancy.  She was a support, a guide, and a friend from the lows to the highs.  I was never just a patient.  She always looked to my full humanity before suggesting any new paths forward.  My husband, daughter, and I are unbelievably blessed to have had Dr. Patterson on this journey with us.  – Beth, Patient of Gianna Albany

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4 Things to Do in May

Hard to believe that we are in the month of May. Everyone here at Voices for Life hope you are all doing well during these uncertain times.

Here’s a checklist on what you can do this month

  1. Vigil participation
    1. The first amendment is still applicable to you should you decide to pray outside of abortion facilities. Be sure to bear in mind physical distancing guidelines
    2. Bring resources with you
    3. Ask someone to take a photo of your pro-life sign that promotes pregnancy crisis center/hotline and share it on social media.
    4. Learn about a Mother’s Day prayer vigil on May 9th
  2. Donate to pro-life organizations
    1. Participate in Giving Tuesday campaigns every Tuesday this month
    2. PLU will run a special fundraiser that will launch on Friday. Stay tuned for a post.
    3. Take part in the Culture Project’s Days of Giving
    4. Support organizations devastated by the pandemic
  3. Pray for moms this month
    1. Be sure to thank your mom for choosing life.
  4. Support small businesses
    1. Uplift by Lily
    2. COL1972
    3. Abbey Roast
    4. Students for Life of America
  5. Pray for those affected by the pandemic
    1. Pope Francis has asked you include these prayers at the end of your rosary for an end to the pandemic
    2. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3PM for those who have died from the pandemic

May God keep you safe. Remember to be bold. Stand Up for Life. Maintain social connections while physically distancing yourself. Fight the good fight of faith.

 

Honor Your Mother by Supporting Life-Affirming Health Care

Looking for a unique way to celebrate your Mom (or Mother-in-law) on Mother’s Day? Since we cannot be with our moms physically this Mother’s Day because of the pandemic,  here is a way  to honor and remember them that will also benefit other women in the greater Philadelphia area.   Please see information from the Gianna Center of Philadelphia below

 

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She set the example for big-hearted giving, taught you the importance of kindness, and shared lessons in empathy. Say “thank you” to Mom, Grandma, or a mother figure with a donation to the Gianna Center of Philadelphia in her name. This will be a gift she will treasure!

A gift to the Gianna Center of Philadelphia  brings life-affirming care to women and families of our region.
For each donation, our volunteers will send a beautifully designed card to you so that you can share it with those you love. Please send your donation soon to ensure delivery in time for the May 10th  holiday!

 

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Life Affirming Health Care Continues in the Face of COVID – 19

Below is a message from the Gianna Center of Philadelphia regarding changes to their schedule during this crisis.  A phone number is provided in this post for urgent messages. 

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Changes to Protect Women During the Corona Outbreak 

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia located at the Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton is making changes in how it operates during this unprecedented time.

Until further notice, the center will not be available for walk-in visits. Instead, all visits are scheduled after screening by the triage nurse. The Gianna Center is asking all patients to call the office if they think they need a sick visit, are experiencing a pregnancy complication or are newly pregnant and have no ob/GYN available.  The phone number for urgent messages is 844-204-0005.

The staff has been busy contacting patients to reschedule routine visits. At the moment, they are planning to offer routine visits again after 04/06/2020, however, this may change depending on the ongoing situation.

To address the needs of their patients, the Gianna team is utilizing tele-med services. The aim is to have video calls available throughout the current shut down. Patients who call the office will be sent an invitation to join the secured line for a video conferencing session in order to receive the necessary medical instruction and prescriptions. Creighton Model instruction is also offered through the same secure platform. The Gianna staff continues working with pregnancy centers, assisting in the counseling of abortion-vulnerable women and providing services in the first trimester. All can use the same number: 844-204-0005.

Dr. Anne Nolte, co-founder and executive director of the National Gianna Centers for Women’s Health and Fertility shared an article written by concerned physicians that one can access here.

As she explains “it is the best one that I have read. It clearly explains the situation we are in and the critical steps we should all be taking at this time. Please read it and share it with friends, family, and associates.

The Gianna Center staff and volunteers pray daily for your safety and for an end to this crisis.  St. Gianna Beretta Molla pray for us!

Rally Outside of Supreme Court

The following is from an email blast sent out by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

Sometimes, the pro-life movement gets a BIG opportunity to make legal progress for Life.

Wednesday is one of those opportunities!

Next week, on March 4th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the potential landmark abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo.

And we’re having a rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the pro-life Louisiana law.

>>> Visit the rally website for more information.

The case challenges a law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their facility.

As the first case related to abortion that will be heard since Justice Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Court, this decision could challenge/overturn the 2016 Hellerstedt decision, which stripped away commonsense protections that safeguard women from predatory abortionists.

Full Event Details:

March 3rd, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm – Pre-Event Prayer Vigil & Worship

March 4th, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 9:00 – 9:30am – Pre-Rally – Women Share their Stories
  • 9:30 – 11:30am – Protect Women Protect Life Rally

Years ago, the late pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia noted that he wanted to reverse the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. But he asked Americans – where was the moral outcry?

You are the moral outcry! That’s why I need you to join us on Wednesday. The Justices need to see you there.

Beginning at 7:30am, we’ll be gathering in front of the court to help stake out space for our pro-life speakers and set the tone for a peaceful, fun, and energized rally. We are asking all pro-life supporters to wear the color BLUE.

Let us know at the Facebook Event if you’re coming. I hope you can; this is certainly one for the history books.

Help Support Gianna Center of Philadelphia with End of Year Fundraiser

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia has a tremendous opportunity here to make up for the less than expected revenue from our fundraiser as we have a generous donor willing to match funds up to 25,000 but ONLY until Dec. 27.
Find out more here

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia to Host an An Evening of Celebration on October 22nd in Support of Authentic Femininity

From Barbara Rose, NP, CFCP  – The Gianna Center of Philadelphia.  

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Join us in honoring Carl Anderson and the Knights of Columbus, the Love and Fidelity Network, the Missionary Sisters of Charity, Norristown, and Liz Parrish and the Friends of FertilityCare.  Cocktail reception and Awards Ceremony.  Black tie or Formal Regalia Optional.

This gala takes place on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at the Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad Street, Philadelphia PA. 19102.  For more information about this gala,  visit their event page using this link.  

Information on sponsorships can be found in the link below.  For more information, please contact Emily Rice at emilyaltermattrice@gmail.com.

Sponsorships and Case for Support

 

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing general gynecologic care, natural family planning education and infertility services – all while honoring the sanctity of each human life, the dignity of women and the integrity of marriage. All medical treatments are aimed at restoring the reproductive system and work cooperatively with a woman’s body. 

Use this link to find out more information about the services they provide.