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Vidant Medical Center Named Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

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    GREENVILLE     Baby-Friendly USA, announced that Vidant Medical Center has been re-designated as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.

    Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ("BFHI"), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

    The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

    "Receiving re-designation as a Baby Friendly Hospital recognizes the optimal care we provide to newborns and their mothers," said Angela Still, Vidant Medical Center Women's Center administrator. "This designation is built on a foundation of evidenced based quality maternity and newborn care to achieve optimal newborn feeding and mother/baby bonding. We are very excited to receive re-designation and are honored to provide family centered quality care to the families in eastern North Carolina."

    There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide. Currently there are 353 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States. The "Baby-Friendly" re-designation is given after a rigorous survey is completed. The award is maintained by continuing to practice the Ten Steps as demonstrated by quality processes.

  • Contact: Amy Holcombe
  •     amy.holcombe@vidanthealth.com



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