LLUCH is First Children’s Hospital in Nation to Receive ‘Baby-Friendly’ Designation
“Because children’s hospitals have neonatal intensive care units and other departments that require more specialized care, there is additional training and service that is needed for our physicians and nurses when educating newborn mothers,” says
Melcher played a key role in educating the staff at numerous hospitals throughout the county on the steps to becoming “Baby-Friendly” – steps that require a systematic change in the care of newborns. Through her efforts over a span of nine years and a grant from First 5 San Bernardino, 46-hundred nurses have received training. There are now 12 hospitals in the Inland Empire with the designation, making it the “Baby-Friendliest” region in the nation.
LLUCH received the designation at the Perinatal Services Network Annual Key Advisory Lunch on
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital in the vast geographic region of the
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