Good Samaritan Recognized for Excellence in Infant and Maternal

Good Samaritan 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 second 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.

Good Samaritan earned the INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition based on implementing best practices in six key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, obstetric hemorrhage, and maternal hypertension.

“Our OB team here at Good Samaritan is honored to receive this recognition for the second year in a row,” said Kristi Issac, OB Nurse Manager. “We continuously work to end infant mortality and are fortunate to have caregivers who always put mom and baby first. The whole team is dedicated to educating parents about infant safe sleep and tobacco prevention.”

Issac also noted that along with providing breastfeeding support groups and helping mothers with substance abuse issues, Good Samaritan has also made obstetric hemorrhage education a priority by implementing regular drills, policies and procedures to decrease hemorrhage risk in patients.

“Indiana hospitals are grateful for the leadership of Gov. Holcomb and Dr. Box and are thrilled to be a partner in Indiana’s effort to reduce infant mortality,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “We look forward to building on the progress we’ve made.”

Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialized hospitals in Indiana.

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