Published on June 01, 2016

The First Reading Book for Pella Regional Babies

First Books for Babies at Pella RegionalPELLA, Iowa—A new book will be added to the bag for new moms and babies at Pella Regional Health Center starting this week. Through a generous gift from the Pella Community Foundation and Families First of Pella, nearly 300 new moms and babies will receive a board book to encourage parents to read to their newborn.

Jodi Bokhoven, director of Families First of Pella, presented the books to Pella Regional’s obstetrics nurse manager, Karen Westercamp, and obstetrics nurse leader, Pam Wolver.

The main goal of Families First of Pella is to enable parents and children to make a positive impact in the world. By helping to establish habits of strong parenting skills, healthy family bonding, and children's decision-making skills, they are creating a ripple effect in the community and in the greater world.

Pella Regional Health Center is a not-for-profit provider of healthcare that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Its mission is to provide healthcare and healing services with Christian compassion. Information on Pella Regional Health Center and its clinics is available by calling Public Relations at 641-621-2358 or visiting the website,

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