FEBRUARY 2015 – ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics (AGO), a provider of women’s health services with offices in Decatur, GA and Lilburn, GA, is proud to announce that their parent hospital, DeKalb Medical, has earned the prestigious designation of Baby-Friendly. Dekalb Medical was the first hospital in the state to be named Baby-Friendly and one of only two in Georgia that have received the formal designation, making them part of an elite club of just 227 total hospitals in the United States.
Baby-Friendly USA (BHUSA), the accrediting organization for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), bestows this honor to a select few facilities worldwide, recognizing excellence in hospitals and birthing centers that provide the highest level of care and support for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
“Don’t let the sweet-sounding moniker fool you, earning this designation is no small feat,” says Dr. Catherine Bonk of AGO. “It’s a very rigorous process that DeKalb Medical had to go through. We’re incredibly proud to be a part of their team and share their commitment to providing mothers the best in birthing and breastfeeding support.”
Through the process of achieving this designation, DeKalb Medical was also awarded 5-STAR Hospital recognition by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). This is only achieved by accomplishing all 10 steps in the Ten Steps of Successful Breastfeeding (https://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/about-us/baby-friendly-hospital-initiative/the-ten-steps).
Dr. Bonk is proud of their hospital partner. “We’re very happy they are being recognized for their dedication to mothers and babies. At AGO, we’ve always worked to provide the best options to our patients and we know Dekalb Medical’s staff and facilities will further facilitate this devotion to them.”
To learn more about the Baby-Friendly designation, visit www.babyfriendlyusa.org.
About Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics
Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics has experienced physicians, certified nurse midwives and nurses who provide personalized care for each patient’s needs. Our Board Certified obstetricians and gynecologists are trained to help patients with both routine and high-risk obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health issues, and infertility. To learn more about services and our providers, visit our website at www.atlantagynob.com.