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Mid-Michigan hospital receives 'A' grade for new mother, infant care

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan hospital is receiving high marks for their care of new mothers and babies.

The Center for Disease Control’s national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care graded Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw a total score of 96 out of 100. 

Across Michigan, the average mPINC score was 78 and the national average was 79.

“I am incredibly proud of the team who has been working on important steps like rooming in and breastfeeding support groups for more than two decades,” said Connie Downing, director for Women’s & Children’s Services.

Each year, more than 3,000 babies are born at Covenant.

 “This is yet another recognition of Covenant’s mission to provide extraordinary care to all generations,” Downing said. “We are the only birthing facility in Saginaw County and serve as the regional center for mothers and babies in our immediate region and for some as far away as Sault St. Marie. I feel great pride and affection for the team who worked so diligently to ensure our moms and babies are supported and educated in their health care.”

The hospital received international recognition in 2015 as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility.

More than 2,000 hours of breastfeeding support training have been completed by staff. 

To read more about the mPINC, click here

For more information on the Baby-Friend program, click here

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