CDC recognizes Providence for maternity care

December 17, 2014
ANCHORAGE, AK — The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion has recognized The Children’s Hospital at Providence for its commitment to continuous quality improvement in maternity care.

As part of the 2013 survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care, The Children’s Hospital at Providence earned a 93 out of 100 score. Across Alaska, the average survey score was 82 and the national average score was 75. TCHAP was one of 2,666 facilities that participated in the survey, representing 83 percent of facilities nationwide that provide maternity services.

The CDC calculates scores for each facility based on maternity care practice areas, including labor and delivery care; postpartum feeding of breastfed infants; breastfeeding assistance; postpartum contact between mother and infant; facility discharge care; staff training; and structural and organizational aspects of care delivery. “These survey results highlight our commitment to Alaska’s mothers and babies,” said Kate Mohr, executive director, The Children’s Hospital at Providence. “It’s rewarding for our caregivers to be recognized for the compassionate care we provide our patients.”

The work to provide the best care to Alaska’s mothers and babies continues as The Children’s Hospital at Providence recently opened its new Labor & Delivery unit as part of a four-year Maternity Center expansion effort.

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About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 146-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in pediatric medicine and provides pediatric subspecialty services in Anchorage and across the state of Alaska. For more information about the Children’s Hospital, visit: www.providence.org/childrenshospital.

About the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
NCCDPHP supports the nation’s public health infrastructure, working with health care providers, public health professionals, educators, and decision makers. The Center leads partnerships and collaborates fully with state and local health and education agencies, community groups, voluntary associations, private organizations, and other federal agencies.‚Äč For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/index.htm