OB/GYN Teams with Lexington Legends
Media Contact: Ann Blackford, 859-323-6363, x230
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 10, 2008) - UK HealthCare's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is teaming up with the Lexington Legends for a win-win situation by providing baby changing stations at Applebee Park for the current baseball season. The UK HealthCare-Lexington Legends matchup also includes sponsorship of Lexington's Little Legend, Rodney Allen "Raj" Jackson, II, born at UK Chandler Hospital on the Legend's opening day, April 7.
Baby Raj was introduced to Legend's fans at the May 30th game with Kannapolis. Raj and his parents, Rodney and Wendy Jackson, were presented a Legends tee shirt, stuffed animal, baby book, baseball cap and baseball with his birthday stats of 8-pounds, 0.4-ounces and 20-inches long and a lifetime membership to the Jiff Kid's Club. The Legends will also show Raj as he grows featuring pictures of him on their jumbotron throughout the season.
"The UK OB/GYN's Little Legend promotion is a perfect example of the creativity and community support we provide with our partners," said Andy Shea, general manager for the Legends organization. "Its fun watching Raj grow up through this partnership. This has truly turned into a very fun and innovative way to connect UK Healthcare, the Legends, and our fans!"
The UK OB/GYN department's partnership with the Lexington Legends is part of an effort to get the message out about the services the department provides.
"In addition to low risk and high risk pregnancies, we're constantly moving forward with treatments to common gynecological problems," said Dr. Rudy Tovar, clinical instructor. "Working with the Legends, we're trying to get the message out about how 'healthy babies are worth the wait,' speaking of course about the growing problem of premature deliveries and our efforts in prevention."
UK OB/GYN clinics include: Bluegrass Women's Health, Kentucky Clinic South, 859-323-8143, Kentucky Women's Health Services, UK HealthCare East, 859-967-5620, Bluegrass High Risk Obstetrics, 859-257-2323, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 859-260-1515 and Gynecology Oncology, 859-323-5553.