OK Breastfeeding Champions

Ban the Bagshttp://banthebags.org/ (Visit this site for evidence-based information about the impact of commercial marketing on breastfeeding mothers and families.)

Journal Record Article: Promoting mother's milk: Hospitals dumping free formula gift bags

Oklahoma Hospitals that have "banned the bags" and eliminated this aspect of commercial marketing to mothers and families. Congratulations for taking this step to improve the hospital environment!

  • Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah
  • Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, Ada
  • Claremore Indian Hospital, Claremore
  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton
  • Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City
  • Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan
  • Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Elk City
  • Hillcrest Hospital South, Tulsa
  • Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami
  • INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Hospital, Enid
  • INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon
  • INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital, Clinton
  • INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Grove
  • INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Edmond
  • INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City
  • Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus
  • Moore Medical Center, Moore *
  • Norman Regional Healthplex, Norman
  • OU Medical Center, Edmond
  • OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City
  • St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City
  • St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Shawnee
  • St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa
  • St. Francis Hospital South, Tulsa
  • St. John Medical Center, Tulsa
  • Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater
  • Weatherford Regional Hospital, Weatherford
*Credit to Moore Medical Center for banning the bags in 2012. MMC was severely damaged by the May 20, 2013 tornado and is no longer in operation.
 

Talking Points for Eliminating Commercial Diaper Bags

Letter from Public Citizen to Hospitals: Please Ban the Bags

Sucessful Initiatives to Limit Formula Marketing In Health Care Facilities-Strategic Approaches & Case Studies
 
Participation in Oklahoma Hospital Breastfeeding Education Project

As of June 1, 2012, there are 42 hospitals participating to some degree in the Oklahoma Hospital Breastfeeding Education Project. These hospital represent an average of over 45,000 births in Oklahoma each year. Kudos to these facilities for identifying breastfeeding care as a quality improvement project. They are making a difference!

  • Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, Ada
  • Claremore Indian Hospital, Claremore
  • Comanche County Hospital, Lawton
  • Cushing Regional Hospital, Cushing
  • Deaconess Hospital, OKC
  • Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha
  • Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Elk City
  • Hillcrest Bailey Medical Center, Owasso
  • Hillcrest Claremore, Claremore
  • Hillcrest Medical Healthcare System, Tulsa
  • Hillcrest South Medical Center, Tulsa
  • INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, OKC
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami
  • INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon
  • INTEGRIS Edmond, Edmond
  • INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Grove
  • INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, OKC
  • Jackson County Memorial, Altus
  • Lakeside Women's Hospital, OKC
  • Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant
  • Mercy Hospital, OKC
  • Mercy Memorial Hospital, Ardmore
  • Midwest City Renaissance Women's Center, Midwest City
  • Moore Medical Center, Moore
  • Norman Regional Hospital, Norman
  • OSU Medical Center, Tulsa
  • OU Medical Center, Edmond
  • OU Medical Center, OKC
  • Paul's Valley General, Paul’s Valley
  • Ponca City Medical Center, Ponca City
  • Saint Francis South, Tulsa
  • St. Anthony Hospital, OKC
  • St. Anthony Hospital Shawnee, Shawnee
  • St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa
  • St. John Medical Center, Tulsa
  • St. John Owasso Medical Facility, Owasso
  • Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater
  • Stilwell Memorial Hospital, Stilwell
  • Tahlequah City Hospital, Tahlequah  
  • Valley View Regional Hospital, Valley View
  • Weatherford Regional Hospital, Weatherford

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites - A designation from the Oklahoma State Department of Health
Click here for brochure - Click here for information/application

CDC Booklet: Healthy Hospital Choices

Congratulations to these Oklahoma Hospitals that are Recognized Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites:

  • Comanche County Hospital - Gold Star Employer
  • Hillcrest Medical Healthcare System (Tulsa) - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
    • Proton Campus - A Campus of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
  • INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center (Miami) - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center (Enid) - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Blackwell Regional Hospital - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital (Yukon) - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Grove Hospital (Grove) - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Health Edmond - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Hospice House - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Marshall County Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Mayes County Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Mental Health Spencer - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Seminole Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • Lakeside Women's Hospital: INTEGRIS Network member (OKC)- Gold Star Employer
  • Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant - Gold Star Employer
  • Muskogee Regional Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • Norman Regional Health System - Porter Hospital  - Gold Star Employer
  • Norman Regional Health System - Healthplex Hospital - Gold Star Employer
  • Norman Regional Health System - Moore Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • OU Medical Center - Edmond - Gold Star Employer
  • OU Medical Center - Gold Star Employer
  • St. Anthony Hospital - Gold Star Employer

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiativehttp://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/eng/index.html

  • Currently there are no Baby-Friendly Hospitals in Oklahoma. In our region there are 8:
    • Arkansas - 0
    • Colorado - 2
    • Kansas - 0
    • Louisiana - 0
    • New Mexico - 0
    • Texas - 6

Nationwide 105 US birthing hospitals are Baby-Friendly certified, about 3% of hospitals. The US Healthy People 2020 goal is to increase that percentage to 8%.

Congratulations to Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City for being selected as the only Oklahoma hospital chosen to participate in the Best Fed Beginnings program!
This program is a national collaborative of 90 hospitals who will participate in regional learning collaboratives with the goal of achieving Baby-Friendly designation in about 2 years time. Organized by the National institute for Child Healthcare Quality Initiatives and funded by a $6 million grant from the CDC, the 90 hospitals were chosen from 240 applicants nationwide through a rigorous blinded application process. Way to go, IBMC and good luck on your Baby-Friendly journey!

News! All Indian Health Service hospitals to become Baby-Friendly certified!

All IHS hospitals with OB capacity will be expected to become Certified as a Baby Friendly Hospital through Baby Friendly USA.

For more information please contact Carolyn Aoyama, or if you want to email the IHS Baby-Friendly list send an email to bfhi@listserv.ihs.gov.

IBCLC Care Award - IBLCE and ILCA now recognize hospitals, birthing facilities, and birthing services that have currently certified IBCLCs on staff and a dedicated lactation program. The IBCLC Care Directory lists facilities that have one or more IBCLCs on staff, a dedicated lactation support program 5-7 days a week, have provided training for the medical staff that care for breastfeeding families, and have promoted projects to provide support for breastfeeding mothers.

 

For more information on the criteria, documentation and how to apply, visit the IBCLC Care Award website at www.IBCLCcare.org.

Oklahoma Hospitals that were recently designated:

  • OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa
  • Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK