We are proud to announce that INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital is the ninth Baby Friendly USA designated facility in Oklahoma of 49 birthing facilities. There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide. Currently there are 558 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.
Congratulations to the Women’s Center team for this outstanding accomplishment!