Memorial Healthcare Systems honored as a LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion

Memorial Healthcare Systems honored as a LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion

From left: Madeline Gaer, Regina Nitz, Janine Liska, Lori Jerina, Jackie Moline, Samantha Hobelman, Morgan Rathjen and Kelsi Leininger.

Memorial Healthcare Systems has been recognized as a LEARN (Lactation Education Across Rural Nebraska) Breastfeeding Hospital Champion by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion campaign is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mPINC (Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care) Survey and is designed to increase breastfeeding initiation and support in Nebraska hospitals.

The initive focuses on six core topics, including immediate postpartum care, rooming-in opportunities, comprehensive feeding practices and education, continued care after baby and mom goes home and institutional management.

“I am so proud of our nursing staff!" said Lori Jerina, RN, OB director. "Everyone works so hard to provide the best experience for our new mothers and babies by fostering a supportive postpartum environment, and comprehensive breastfeeding support and education. This award showcases their hard work in providing best practices to our new mothers and babies.”

Memorial Healthcare Systems is proud to offer OB services to the Seward and surrounding communities. Learn more about these services here.