Marion Health’s Family Birthing Center Recognized for Excellence in Infant
and Maternal Health
Marion Health’s Family Birthing Center was recognized today by the Indiana
Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb
and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their commitment
to infant and maternal health at the first annual INspire Hospital of
Distinction recognition program.
INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN grant,
was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier
moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key
drivers of infant and maternal health.
Marion Health earned the recognition based on implementing best practices in five
key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention
and cessation, perinatal substance use, and obstetric hemorrhage.
“Indiana’s birthing hospitals are critical partners as we work
to drive down infant mortality,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Thanks
to their efforts, Indiana’s infant mortality rate has fallen to
the lowest level in state recorded history. Together we will continue
this important work to save even more lives and give every Hoosier newborn
the best opportunity ahead.”