Houston, TX —  HCA Houston Healthcare and March of Dimes Houston is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanna Bamburg as chair of the 2023 Houston March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ for the second consecutive year.

“Jeanna is a longtime supporter of March for Babies and will focus her efforts to raise awareness and critical funds for March of Dimes,” said Jen Torres, MOD senior executive director. “We are thrilled that she has taken on this role for a second time and as chair, Jeanna will rally the community to make an impact in the lives of moms, babies and families.”

Bamburg is CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, located in the Texas Medical Center, well known for its Woman First approach to healthcare. She is asking local businesses and community members to join her and HCA Houston Healthcare in supporting March for Babies. “The number of babies born preterm here in Texas and nationwide is staggering,” said Bamburg. “By joining this movement, individuals and groups can take action to help ensure March of Dimes can continue the vital research, programs and advocacy that allow moms and babies to get the best possible start.”

Harris County received an “F” grade on the March of Dimes 2022 Prematurity Report Card. March of Dimes, in collaboration with partners like HCA Houston Healthcare, is working to improve prematurity rates and decrease maternal mortality. “Although we see thousands of healthy babies born each year in the greater Houston area, we also see thousands of babies who need life-saving treatments in our neonatal ICUs. The work of the March of Dimes is unparalleled in what they do for moms and babies, and I’m so proud to be a part of this important work that affects so many lives,” Bamburg added.

Houston March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road. Visit the March for Babies website for more information, to donate and start or join a team.