King City, CA – Under the leadership of Cindy Anderson and her staff, Mee Memorial Hospital achieved a score of 89 out of 100 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) birthing facility survey data. With all 50 U.S. states and some territories participating, Mee Memorial has a lot to be proud of for scoring better than the rest of California, statewide 85, and the national average of 79. This score is a composite of five clinical areas which includes: 1. Labor and Delivery Care; 2. Postpartum Care and Breastfeeding; 3. Facility Discharge Care; 4. Staff Training and 5. Structural and Organizational Aspects of Care Delivery.
Hospital routines can help or hinder new mothers and babies while they’re learning to breastfeed. CDC’s national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) is administered every two years to monitor and examine changes in practices over time at all hospitals and birth centers with registered maternity beds in the United States and Territories. mPINC is a national survey from the CDC that assesses infant feeding care processes, facility policies, and staffing expectations in maternity care settings.
“I am proud of our nurses and staff that have been working very hard towards a Baby Friendly designation and striving to give the best possible OB care here at Mee Memorial Hospital,” said Cindy Anderson, RN, OB Department Manager.
The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) report highlights the hard work and commitment to excellence of Mee Memorial Hospital and its staff to support breastfeeding; hospitals are an important setting for supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies. The CDC reports that the percentage of hospitals providing breastfeeding support and advice, as well as prenatal instruction, has increased over the years and is expected to further increase in future years.
Mee Memorial is looking for passionate OB Nurses wanting to join our team, for more information please visit www.meememorial.com/careers.