Published on June 20, 2019

Lactation team earns award for awareness and education efforts!

The Lactation team at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been named as a recipient of the 2019 International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Care Award!

This award, which is bestowed by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® and the International Lactation Consultant Association ®, recognizes organizations that staff board-certified lactation consultants. The award also cites Owensboro Health for "conducting activities that demonstrate promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding." The award is valid for two years, ending on April 30, 2021.

Using Facebook to spread the word

Jessica Crisp, director of Maternity Services, noted that the Lactation team's weekly "Breastfeeding Friends" social media session has become tremendously popular, helping earn this award.

"They have worked very hard over the past year to increase the awareness of breastfeeding and have developed a very successful Facebook Live segment," Crisp said. "We appreciate all they do and are very proud of
this award!"

To learn more about the Lactation team and their efforts, see the Breastfeeding Friends page!

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.