(11/5/12) Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) was recently recognized for quality in Maternity Care by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
As one of 2,738 or 83% of facilities surveyed in the nation that provide maternity services, BRMH scored 85 out of 100. Across Wisconsin, the average score was 71, and the national average was 70.
This survey helps improve the CDC's understanding of maternity care and breastfeeding, as well as creating reports like Hospital Support for Breastfeeding: Preventing Obesity Begins in Hospitals. The survey, which has been conducted since 2007, monitors maternity care practices that support all mothers and babies.
Mary Beck, Obstetrics Department Manager for BRMH, stated, "Receiving recognition for something we care so deeply about is great, but even greater is knowing that data like this helps us to improve our care for our moms and babies we see here in the Black River Falls area every day."