Celebrating New Beginnings!

This New Year’s morning we celebrated new beginnings at Memorial Childbirth Center: a new mayor for South Bend, the first baby of the year, and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.  Just hours before being sworn in, Mayor-elect Pete Buttigieg stopped by Memorial Childbirth Center to help welcome the hospital’s New Year’s Baby.  Phil Newbold, CEO, was also on-hand and made a special announcement to kick-off Memorial’s journey to become a designated Baby-Friendly hospital.  Local media captured the event.

Blogtobabyfriendly also celebrates!  In our first week of existence, we have had several hundred “views” and a fast growing number of followers.  Thanks everyone for following our progress!  With the first Task Force meeting coming up this Wednesday, there will be many more updates and celebrations to come!  Happy New Year!


About blogtobabyfriendly

blogtobabyfriendly is written by Amy Murray, a Childbirth Unit nurse with a touch of earth muffin crunch. A childbirth educator and IBCLC, she's been a breastfeeding advocate all her adult life, believing that if our bodies make milk, it just makes good sense to feed it to our babies. blogtobabyfriendly is her hospital's journey to Baby-Friendly designation. Click to get email updates on new blog posts. Our desire is to learn, share, and learn more.
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7 Responses to Celebrating New Beginnings!

  1. Patty De Stefano says:

    What an exciting day for Memorial Hospital! We celebrated the first birth of the year, announced our BFHI and had the privilege of being Mayor Buttegieg’s first assignment! What a morning! Thank you to everyone who helped make today a success. It is a fantastic way to start the year.

  2. Erica Garrett says:

    I am so happy to have a Baby-Friendly hospital initiative in South Bend. I know many of the nurses at Memorial Childbirth Center and know how hard they work to make birth a safe HAPPY time for the entire family. Way to start the new year off right!!!

  3. What a wonderful way to start 2012! I am excited to be a part of the Childbirth Center and am proud of where we are headed!

  4. LaToya Parhm, RNC says:

    GREAT JOB to the many supporters of this Initiative…We are definitely leaders in our community! Proud to be a Memorial Hospital employee 🙂

  5. Jen says:

    Here’s hoping that 2012 is a great year for baby-friendly!

  6. Marie says:

    Congrats to 2012 baby!!!!! I think 2012 will be a great one for babies at Memorial!

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