MORGANTOWN, WV – The 58th annual Mon Health Medical Center Ball of the Year was held on November 5, 2022, bringing in funds totaling $500,000 to support the Progressing Through Postpartum Program (P3). The program is the first of its kind in West Virginia, and one of only 15 in the nation.
Using funds from their Community Giving Program, Diversified Energy gifted $75,000 to start the Diversified Energy Fund – Healing Famililes One at a Time. The fund will support the existing P3 Program by combating barriers to much needed mental health therapy, including transportation, childcare, and cost.
“Diversified Energy is grateful to support the P3 Program and help mothers and families who may be experiencing barriers to receiving vital mental health therapy,” said Hannah Hutson, Community Affairs Associate at Diversified Energy. “Through the Diversified Energy Fund – Healing Families One at a Time, we hope to make P3 more accessible to families across our region.”
One in seven mothers will experience a perinatal mood disorder such as depression and anxiety during pregnancy and up to a year after giving birth. Care teams at Mon Health Obstetrics and Gynecology are combating these statistics by offering postpartum support services to new families. The 2022 Ball of the Year proceeds are designated to expand the program by adding additional providers and services.
“The 2022 Ball of the Year was one of our most successful to date,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health. “More than 70 corporate and individual sponsors and 700 attendees came together to raise funds to support our P3 Program.”
Hope Gas has also announced that they will be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Ball of the Year.
“Providing postpartum care is an essential service to our communities, and we are excited to support the P3 Program as the 2023 Ball of the Year presenting sponsor,” said Morgan O’Brien, CEO of Hope Gas. “The employees and our families at Hope Gas appreciate the compassionate, high-quality care and service delivered by the special people at Mon Health System, and we are honored to support their mission and programs.”
Donations are still being accepted for the Progressing Through Postpartum Program through a fund established through the Mon Health Medical Center Foundation. To donate, contact Luella Gunter at 304-598- 1889 or visit MonHealth.com/DonatePMAD. To learn more about the P3 Program, visit MonHealth.com/OBGYN.