Nurses for Newborns founder receives $100,000 award

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A woman who has already received recognition from the White House and Oprah Winfrey is being honored again. The founder of a program that sends pediatric nurses on house calls for babies in the St. Louis region will receive a $100,000 prize. Sharon Rohrbach is the founder of Nurses for Newborns. The program started after the nurse grew distressed in the 1980s about how many newborns came into the emergency room. Rohrbach is one of five recipients of the prize, given by Civic Ventures, an organization encouraging work by baby boomers on social issues. The money will help the program expand to other cities.

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