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Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Health Maternity Exceeds State and National Standards in Infant Nutrition and Care

December 17, 2014

Riverview Health is pleased to announce its maternity services has achieved an 82 percent overall quality score in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (CDC mPINC Survey). This exceeds the state average score of 76 percent and the national average score of 75 percent in providing excellent maternity services related to infant care and nutrition.

“I’m very proud of our team for dedicating their efforts to raising the bar when it comes to high-quality care for our moms and babies,” states Amy Gardner, department manager of Maternity Center and Pediatrics. “Not only are we committed to ensuring our patients have the best experience possible, we also work diligently to implement best practices related to infant nutrition and care, such as breastfeeding.”

The mPINC is a national survey of maternity care practices and policies conducted by the CDC. The survey is administered to all hospitals and birth centers with registered maternity beds. Through this survey, the CDC aims to help facilitate improvements in maternity care services by providing evidence-based care to patients.

Riverview Health offers several resources for new or expecting moms including a breastfeeding class, preparation for childbirth class and a free breastfeeding support group. If you’d like to learn more about Riverview Health Maternity, you can also register for a free tour. To register for these classes or events, visit riverview.org/classes.