Maternal and Family Health Services CEO Betty Saxton named to committee

MFHS President and CEO Bette Cox Saxton, left, with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine at the 2016 MFHS Annual Meeting. - Submitted photo

Bette Cox Saxton, president and CEO of Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

The Maternal Mortality Review Committee works to evaluate cases of maternal death in the state in order to better understand the causes. By better understanding the causes of these deaths, the committee then reports on methods of increased awareness and prevention. The insights of the committee are distributed to government officials and healthcare providers, with the goal of preventing future maternal deaths.

Saxton has been president and CEO of MFHS for over 13 years. She has also volunteered with the American Cancer Society, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, the Pennsylvania Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the Pennsylvania Adolescent Health Task Force, and the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee for Pennsylvania.

MFHS President and CEO Bette Cox Saxton, left, with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine at the 2016 MFHS Annual Meeting.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_Saxton-Levine.jpgMFHS President and CEO Bette Cox Saxton, left, with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine at the 2016 MFHS Annual Meeting. Submitted photo