The Hygeia Foundation, Inc. opened its first Headquarters September 1, 2006. This center is a pioneering effort to help families in need of these services.  This is an exciting and long needed step as the Hygeia Foundation further develops and expands its scope and mission..   It is the mission of the Hygeia Foundation, Inc. to comfort and support those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child (from all causes; e.g. Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Genetic Disorders, Prematurity), to address disparities in access to healthcare and bereavement services for medically and economically underserved families, and to provide referral, consultation, education and advocacy for parents, families and healthcare professionals. This center was centrally located in New Haven at 413 Temple Street. On June 1, 2008, the Hygeia Foundation, Inc. moves into its new, larger headquarters.  Programs offered at the Center will include:

Services to be provided at the Institute will include facilitation of discussion groups, access to new technologies for learning, bereavement support and comfort, and pregnancy-related wellness and informational programs. Focus groups pertaining to all aspects of Perinatal Loss (Pregnancy and Newborn) will be scheduled and promoted in outreach sessions in the New Haven and other Connecticut Communities . A library has been established with a large selection of books, magazines, and articles .In addition the Headquarters will provide space for its parents board and an Executive Director / Grant Writer / Administrator so as to conduct the daily functions of the Foundation and to implement and carry out its programs.

The Hygeia Foundation, Inc. and Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement operates pro bono, not turning away any family who needs its services. It is expected that further funding for this program will come from grants, donations, licensing fees, and in-kind partnerships. Out-sourced referrals are made to specialized centers for reproductive health, to psychiatrists, psychologists, and other relevant medical and social services. All necessary lab workups and diagnostic evaluations will be outsourced. No medical or surgical therapies will be performed.

The Hygeia Foundation, Inc.& Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement works closely with the appropriate agencies of the Connecticut Departments of Health and will serve in concert with their mission. The Hygeia Foundation advocates for all patients who register as members. It is hoped that a centralized resource  will contribute to the overall health of the statewide community (and others) by improving the general health and well being of the population it serves

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Board of Directors

Michael R. Berman, M.D.
Founder and President

Joshua Teplitzky, J.D.
Vice President

Sherman Krevolin, J.D.
Secretary

 Advisory Boards

Parents

Claudia Esposito
Lisa Harkness
Jodie Jerzyk
Melissa Levy
Ginny McParland
Kim Nelly
Sloan O'Connel
Jennifer Rosenzweig
Leslie Shannehan
Rachel Steigleder
Lisa Thomas

Medical

Michael J. Paidas, M.D.
Director
Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Department of Ob-Gyn
Yale School of Medicine

Ian Gross,M.D.
Director
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Andrea Siegerman. MSW.
Social Worker
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Professional

Alex Richardson
Founder and Director,
NetKey, Inc

Tim DiScipio
Founder and CEO
Epals.com

Tucker Leary,
Vice President
Yale-New Haven Hospital

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