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Broome Leadership donates baby care items to UHS

March 09, 2018


UHS New Horizons has received a donation of baby care items to benefit mothers-to-be in the Southern Tier as part of the Broome Leadership Institute’s Random Acts of Kindness Day celebration.

Members of the BLI Class of 2018 delivered the gift items March 8 to the alcoholism and chemical dependency treatment program at UHS Binghamton General Hospital.

In collaboration with the Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network and the Perinatal Center at UHS Wilson Medical Center, New Horizons offers a medication-assisted opioid treatment and support program specifically designed to help expectant mothers who are dealing with an opioid use disorder.

In connection with the program, patients can receive inpatient and outpatient care and education throughout pregnancy and delivery, and after birth.

A medical and psychosocial counseling team works with community agencies to help participants recover and remain abstinent, while working to keep babies healthy and families together.

March 8 was chosen by BLI as its designated Random Acts of Kindness Day, featuring a series of both planned and spontaneous acts of compassion and generosity across the community.

BLI class members visited various not-for-profit organizations and companies with which they have been interacting during their learning experience. Their goal was to say thanks in a meaningful way and “pay it forward.”

In addition to these planned actions, members performed acts of kindness for people they met along the way March 8, while videotaping their journey for social media.

Over the past six months, the class, consisting of 20 business professionals who live and work in Broome County, have visited and learned about different sectors of the community and what it has to offer.