Lane Regional Medical Center Achieves Louisiana’s Highest Breastfeeding Quality Designation

Lane Regional Medical Center is proud to announce its recent recognition as a Gift Shining Star designated hospital for breastfeeding.

Offered through the Louisiana Department of Health, The Gift program is an evidence-based initiative designed to increase breastfeeding rates.  The Gift Shining Star designation is the highest designation within The Gift program demonstrating quality of maternity services and enhanced patient-centered care.

“Our goal is to provide mothers and babies with the very best information and tools on breastfeeding at this crucial moment in their lives,” says Lori Carruth, Director of Obstetrical and Surgical Services at Lane.  “We are thrilled to be one of only 5 facilities in the state that has received The Shining Star Gift designation.  Witnessing the mother-infant bonding that happens through breastfeeding is what makes this achievement so worthwhile for our entire team.”

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