Reid Health’s birthing center ranks high in CDC survey of maternity practices
January 18th 2017
Reid Health’s Family Birthing Center ranked above both the national and state averages in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings.
In results recently released Reid Health received a 92 in the Benchmark Report putting it above the average of 85 for the nation and 86 for Indiana. The average for similar sized facilities was 87. The survey was conducted in 2015 and produces a quality score based on best practices in infant feeding care.
“This is just another great affirmation of our ongoing effort to expand and improve the family birthing experience at our center” said Kelly Beall service line director for women’s health. “It also reflects the years of work our team spent to prepare for and earn the prestigious Baby-Friendly USA designation which we received just a few months ago.”
All facilities in the United States and U.S. territories are invited to participate in the voluntary survey which reviews things such as skin-to-skin contact breastfeeding and other similar information related to infant health.
The Family Birthing Center also recently expanded services to include a 48-hour follow-up appointment for mom and baby with a nurse who specializes in post-partum care.