Achieving Baby-Friendly designation is no easy task. Transforming the policies, culture and workflow of a large institution requires vision, dedication and persistence among many people at all levels of the organization.

But as the saying goes, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” Baby-Friendly designation is hard for a reason – to ensure that mothers and babies all over the country receive the highest standards of infant feeding care in the precious first days of the child’s life.

The hospitals and birthing centers that have put in the hard work to achieve this prestigious recognition have every reason to be proud of their accomplishments. We are proud of them as well and applaud them for celebrating their achievement. A few examples of this pride are shown on this page.

(If you would like your facility’s pride displayed on this page, please send links to info@babyfriendlyusa.org.)

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Hancock Regional Hospital

Greenfield, Indiana
Designated 2019

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland, Washington

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center

Kirkland, Washington
Designated 1996

Proud to be Baby-Friendly: St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center Smithtown, New York

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, New York
Designated August 2017

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, Arkansas
Designated February 2018

Lee Health – HealthPark Medical Center

Ft. Meyers, Florida
Designated September 2018

Advocate Trinity Hospital

Chicago, Illinois
Designated January 2016

Southcoast Health

Wareham, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts
Designated 2011, 2018 and 2019

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Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Orlando, Florida
Designated August 2018

Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington, Pennsylvania
Designated May 2018

Fairview and HealthEast

Four hospitals in Minnesota

South Sunflower County Hospital

Indianola, Mississippi
Designated March 2018