Vidant Medical Group and The Outer Banks Medical Group receive award for excellence in breastfeeding
Mar 15, 2017
Vidant Women’s Care-Washington, 1210 Brown St. and The Outer Banks Women’s Clinic – Nags Head received the Mother-Baby award for outpatient health care clinics from the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC).
Awardees represent the best the state has to offer in terms of support for the breastfeeding family. These practices join a growing number of recipients committed to evidence-based, high-quality breastfeeding support.
In order to earn this achievement, practices must complete advanced education in lactation support, provide quality patient education to ensure that mothers achieve their infant feeding goals, eliminate all advertising from infant formula manufacturers’ and ensure their patients have access to breastfeeding support in the community.
“The quality care we provide to our patients at Vidant is the result of collaboration and teamwork of all the Vidant entities,” said Dan Drake, senior vice president of operations for VMG. “One of our most precious resources, the children in our community, deserve nothing less than excellence from the hospital to the doctor’s office to home. The Mother-Baby Care Award is an honor, recognizing our commitment and continuous teamwork to provide quality care to mothers, babies and our community.”
“Receiving this award is an honor and privilege,” said Lynne Miles, administrator, The Outer Banks Medical Group. “Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate care and our team cannot think of a more wonderful place to start than with our new moms and babies. We appreciate the trust our community has in us and are excited to be a part of this initiative.”
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About The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC)
The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC) partners with the US Breastfeeding Committee. The NCBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization bringing together health care providers, agencies, organizations, individuals, families, and all other breastfeeding advocates to support, protect and promote breastfeeding in the state of North Carolina. Founded in 2005, NCBC provides a framework for the development and execution of programs to advance breastfeeding support throughout NC. In addition NCBC is a forum for creation and exchange of resources for breastfeeding professionals and families. NCBC’s vision is to ensure that exclusive and continued breastfeeding is the norm in North Carolina. For more information about the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition visit http://ncbfc.org/