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Medicine Ball: Baby Love! Chair Ashley Mehbod

Ashley Mehbod (right) with her mother Sandy Larson at Medicine Ball

Ashley Mehbod (right) with her mother
Sandy Larson at Medicine Ball


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Ashley Mehbod has been connected to Abbott Northwestern since birth.

Her grandfather, the renowned obstetrician-gynecologist Paul Larson, MD, delivered her at Abbott Northwestern. The Paul Larson OB/GYN Clinic, which specializes in women’s health, is still thriving today.

“My late grandfather built his career at Abbott Northwestern and was very invested in the hospital,” said Mehbod. “He helped to shape the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology at the hospital, and was a passionate supporter.”

When Mehbod and her husband started their family 11 years ago, they also chose Abbott Northwestern. “I personally wouldn’t have delivered our three children anywhere else,” she explained. “Having a baby is an emotional time. I remember everything about the care we received—a complete sense of calm, peace and comfort from the Medical Staff, the nurses and everyone we encountered.”

This year, Mehbod gave back to Abbott Northwestern as the chair of Medicine Ball on Saturday, Oct. 13. She and 16 committee members planned a night to showcase The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s – Minneapolis, which is merging two excellent programs into one evidence-based, first-of-its-kind program in the Upper Midwest for comprehensive obstetric, perinatal, newborn and neonatal care.

More than 700 people attended the Medicine Ball themed "Baby Love!" to lend their support to The Mother Baby Center campaign. More than half a million dollars was raised that night.

“We are fortunate to have this resource in our community for mothers, babies and their families,” said Mehbod. “People who provide care at Abbott Northwestern take so much pride in what they do each day for patients and their families—offering the best medical care, and also the best patient care experience. That is certainly worthy of our community’s support.”

Join the fun at next year’s Medicine Ball on Oct. 12, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis