MARCH OF DIMES AND LOUISIANA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
RECOGNIZED LOCAL HOSPITALS TODAY FOR
GIVING MORE BABIES A HEALTHY START
Several Acadiana area hospitals were awarded a Hospital Recognition Banner for Eliminating Non-Medically Indicated Elective Deliveries to help Improve Louisiana birth outcomes and reduce premature birth
What: The March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter and the Louisiana Hospital Association presented recognition banners to several Acadiana area hospitals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Lafayette/Cajundome in the Evangeline Room at 9:00am. These hospitals were awarded a hospital recognition banner for their achievements in reducing the number of early elective deliveries and cesarean births performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to help improve Louisiana’s birth outcomes and reduce premature birth.
March of Dimes, the leader in maternal and child health, created the hospital recognition banner program to recognize hospitals that have achieved optimal success in the elimination of non-medically indicated elective deliveries before 39 weeks gestational age.
Hospitals Recognized: Abbeville General Hospital, Dauterive Hospital, Iberia Medical Center, Lafayette General Medical Center, Opelousas General Health System, Women & Children’s Hospital
Who: Frankie Robertson, State Director - March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter; Kenneth Alexander, Vice-President of Quality & Regulatory Activities - Louisiana Hospital Association, CEOs and representatives from each hospital, and elected officials (invited).
Pictured from left are: Michelle Smith, LHA Project Manager; Martha Grant, Community Director for March of Dimes; Frankie Robertson, State Director for March of Dimes; Dr. Kenneth Brown, March of Dimes Board of Director; Pam Major, Director or Women's Services at OGHS; Mark Marley, President/CEO of OGHS; Amanda Fontenot, V.P. of Physician Services & Marketing, OGHS; Karen Gremillion, V.P. of Patient Services at OGHS; Kathy Klibert, DHH Secretary and Sharon Davis, Division Director for March of Dimes.