Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
MONROE, La. - The Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center was redesignated with the Gift by the Louisiana Department of Health. The Gift is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing facilities designed to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of their maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care.
The Gift is awarded to facilities that meet rigorous criteria and complete an application process.
The Gift designations are based on the implementation of services including:
The Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center has an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff to help new mothers learn about breastfeeding and how to begin and maintain breastfeeding.
“The Gift designation is meaningful because it recognizes the exceptional care that goes beyond labor and delivery and sets the foundation for a strong and healthy newborn through breastfeeding education. New mothers receive expert care for themselves and their infants and leave the hospital equipped with knowledge on how to care for their child once discharged,” stated Dian Terry, Director of Women’s and Children’s Inpatient Departments, Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center.
To learn more about Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center, visit ochsnerlsuhs.org.