Tahoe Forest Hospital Women and Family Center Earns National Baby-Friendly Certification- Congratulations Team!
Thanks and Congratulations to the Team of Physicians, Pediatricians, Nurses and Staff who worked so hard for Baby Friendly Certification!
Tahoe Forest Hospital Women and Family Center was designated the 96th hospital in the United States as a center offering optimal levels of infant feeding care. The Baby-Friendly Certification is awarded by The Baby Friendly-Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This world-wide initiative is sponsored by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
“We are committed to giving mothers, their newborns and family members the highest quality of care, support and education in caring for their infants,” said Judy Newland, Chief Nursing, Women and Family Center TFHS. “Being awarded the Baby-Friendly Certification is a true honor and something that we’re proud to share with our community.”
The Baby-Friendly Certification awards hospitals that have made a dedicated commitment to implement the ten steps in aiding mothers with breastfeeding. Tahoe Forest Hospital provides the tools and support for moms and hospital employees to be successful with breastfeeding by providing extensive staff training and educational programs. Tahoe Forest Hospital also offers a nurturing environment that supports mother and infant bonding immediately after delivery.
“We work closely with our community resources, such as the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program, and Placer County and Nevada County, as an avenue to provide ongoing support for our new moms,” said Newland.
TFHS offers a weekly support group to new moms in the community, along with private assistance. For more information, please call 530.582.3247.