"I am your person."
A message from your Care Coordinator
Dear expecting parents,
I know you never expected to meet someone like me. That’s ok—most parents don’t plan to be in a children’s hospital before their baby is even born. I get it.
Believe me, I’ve been a nurse for a long time now. I’ve pretty much seen it all. But I know that for you, this is all new…and really scary.
I wish I could promise you everything will be ok. A lot of times, it will be. But there are hard days, too.
No matter what, I can promise that I will be here for you. This is why I do what I do—coordinate all your appointments, track down every medical record, put together just the right team of specialists to help your baby have the very best chance, and keep you involved and updated every step of the way.
In other words, I’m your person. You can call me whenever you have a question or don’t understand something the doctors said. I will get to know your whole family, including your baby, and call them by name. You and your baby are not just a patient or a case to me…you’re unique and beautiful, and I care about you.
I know you never expected to meet me. But I’m ready to meet you and your sweet baby.
All the best,
Melanie Foltz, Director of Nursing, Fetal Health Center
Jana Reed, Fetal Surgery Nurse Coordinator
Allie Wayne, Fetal Health Program Coordinator