Monday, August 27, 2012

HU Hospital Among Those Chosen For Best Fed Beginnings National Initiative

Posted by: Brittany Ireland on 27 August, 2012 in Howard UniversityLifestyleNews
The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality has selected 90 hospitals to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a national effort to improve breast-feeding support by nurses.
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore; Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.; Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va.; Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Va.; Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; and Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., were among the hospitals chosen.
According to a news release, facilities participating in the 22-month learning collaborative, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will work with national breast-feeding and quality improvement experts to implement the “10 Steps to Successful Breast-Feeding” established by the World Health Organization/UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. 

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