4th Annual MSPQC State Meeting A Success!

Over 200 medical and public health professional gathered in Jackson at the Hilton on November 3rd, 2017 for the 4th Annual MSPQC State meeting. The conference included internationally and nationally recognized experts on subjects in Maternal Health, Neonatal Health and Breastfeeding. “The purpose of this conference is to provide a space for those dedicated to […]

University of Mississippi Medical Center Receives Baby Friendly Status

Published on Monday, October 2, 2017 The University of Mississippi Medical Center has received ‘Baby Friendly’ status and is recognized for optimal practices in maternal and newborn support of breastfeeding and bonding. To reach the designation, UMMC’s departments had to work together to improve care for mothers and their newborns. Creation of a Mother Baby […]

Forrest General Hospital named the first Baby-Friendly hospital in Mississippi

Published January 2, 2016 in the Hattiesburg American Forrest General Hospital received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility as of December 2015. Forrest General is the first hospital in Mississippi to achieve this by meeting the criteria set forth by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., responsible for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. This criterion is designed to set the standards for […]