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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Some south Georgia women will have better health care thanks to a state grant.

Speaker of the house David Ralston, Senator Dean Burke and representative Darlene Taylor presented a $50,000 check from the Peach State Health Plan to Thomasville's Shaw Center for Women's Health.

The donation will help pregnant women at high-risk for complications have healthy babies.

"What this means to the women in the city of Thomasville is enhanced access to the best technology and the most highly trained staff to help manage complex high-risk pregnancies," said Peach State Health Plan CEO Patrick Healy.

The CEO says lack of prenatal care is a huge issue in south Georgia. They hope the donation will help women get the care they need early on in their pregnancy, as well as allowing the center to purchase the latest technology.

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