Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Broward General Medical Center Lactation Center Honored
BGMC recognized for promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding
Broward General Medical Center’s (BGMC) Lactation Center for Breastfeeding recently received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association.
The award is meant to honor the BGMC Lactation Center for Breastfeeding for its excellence in staffing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and for promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding.
The breastfeeding support services offered in the BGMC Lactation Center include a breastfeeding “warm line” where nursing mothers can call to get breastfeeding advice and counsel from the IBCLC registered nurse on call, private consultations, breastfeeding classes for pregnant or nursing mothers, breast pump rentals and a breastfeeding supply store.
“We congratulate our Women’s Center nursing team, and especially our lactation consultants on receiving this recognition,” said Cindy Boily, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer at BGMC. “We are so pleased that our Lactation Center offers these very special services to our patients in an effort to support new mothers who are breastfeeding and to give their babies the very best start at life. We understand that breastfeeding not only gives newborns the best method of nourishment, but also offers extended benefits like increased immunity, better health, a strong maternal-baby bond and possibly even enhanced intelligence.”
For more information about the services available at the BGMC Lactation Center, please call 954-468-5276.
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.
Broward General Medical Center Lactation Center Team Members (L to R): Carol Glatter, RN, IBCLC; Eileen Lochmueller, BSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC; Alanna Yormark, RN, BSN, MHM, NM; Judith Gibel, RN,MSc, IBCLC; Rushael Caddy, RN, IBCLC. Not present: Debra Lichtman, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ICPE.