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Lodi Health Receives Standout Score for Maternity Care

Awards & Recognition

The Maternal Child department at Lodi Memorial Hospital recently received a total score of 93 out of 100 for data submitted in 2015 for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey. The report highlights the hard work and commitment of Lodi Memorial as a birthing facility working to support best practices for breastfeeding.

The mPINC survey is a national, voluntary survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. Lodi Memorial Hospital was among 2,582 facilities nationwide to participate. Scores were recently released in a benchmark report stating that Lodi Memorial performed better than 88 percent of other hospitals of similar size in the nation in measures of infant feeding care practices, policies and staffing expectations. Lodi Memorial’s score of 93 exceeds the state score of 85, and the national average mPINC score of 79.

"Lodi Memorial Hospital sees breastfeeding as a community priority because it provides the optimal nutrition for infants and gets babies the healthy start they need, in addition to providing health benefits to mothers,” said Maternal Child Services Director Valerie Stump. “It is important to our dedicated team of nurses and lactation consultants that Lodi Memorial continue to strengthen the breastfeeding culture to support mothers and babies. This survey proves that our efforts are successful for our patients.”

Lodi Memorial earned perfect scores (100 percent) for labor-and-delivery care, breastfeeding assistance, mother-infant contact, staff training and structural and organizational aspects of care delivery. In 2014, Lodi Memorial Hospital earned its Baby-Friendly designation, which promotes these best practices in infant care, including breastfeeding education, a focus on skin-to-skin contact and rooming in – the practice of keeping mother and child together in the same room throughout their hospital stay. Lodi Memorial also has a weekly support group for breastfeeding moms to continue support once they are discharged.

Lodi Health is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 31,000 includes more than 22,350 employees; 4,800 medical staff physicians; and 3,850 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 275 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.lodihealth.org for more information.