HYMC ranks higher than state and national benchmarks in infant feeding practices

WOODRUFF--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted the first national assessment of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey to evaluate feeding practices in facilities that provide maternity care services.

Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff ranked higher than the national, state and comparable size facilities percentiles. HYMC further excelled in the areas of labor and delivery care, postpartum care, and structural and organizational aspects of care delivery.

“HYMC voluntarily participated in this survey to better learn about the areas we excel in, and areas that need improvement,” said Sheila Clough, President, Howard Young Health Care. “This report is validation that we are providing the best care and service supportive of breastfeeding for our new mothers.”

Participation in this national initiative reflects HYMC’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. They were one of 2,690 birth facilities that responded to the survey, comprising 82 percent of all hospitals and birth centers nationwide that provide maternity services.

“Ministry Health Care takes great pride in the ongoing education of our employees to ensure they are knowledgeable and trained on the latest techniques to best care for their patients,” said Rebecca A. Morin, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Howard Young Health Care.

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