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HCMC receives Mother-Baby Ten STEPS Award!

HCMC received one of the first Minnesota Mother-Baby Ten STEPS Award from the Minnesota Department of Health. The new Minnesota Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity Center Designation (BFMCD) program recognizes maternity centers in Minnesota for implementing best practice maternity care and infant feeding practices. The MDH developed a 5-Star award system that celebrates each milestone on the path to becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital. For every two Baby-Friendly steps achieved, maternity centers receive one star, for a total of five possible stars. HCMC was recognized by Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, as a 5-star hospital at the Third Annual Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit, last week. Anna Mueller and Dr. Dana Rae Barr accepted the award for HCMC and the certificate will be posted in the Birth Center. HCMC will also be recognized a leader in maternity care and infant feeding practices on the MDH website.

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You and your baby deserve our very best.

We believe every mother-to-be deserves the best maternity care there is. At the Birth Center, our family centered approach supports the vital role your family members play in ensuring the health and well-being of you and your baby during your pregnancy. HCMC also received a Baby-Friendly Hospital designation in 2015 recognizing us as a great place for your baby to get the best start possible.

We provide care that respects your preferences. We will communicate with you and involve you and your family in every aspect of planning your care.

Because every woman’s pregnancy and personal preferences are unique, we offer a variety of childbirth experiences. Whichever path you choose, your care will be provided by highly experienced physicians and certified nurse-midwives.

HCMC, Minnesota’s premier teaching hospital, is home to the largest maternity care teaching site in the midwest so you can expect expert and innovative care.

We invite you to take a free tour of the Birth Center and meet our staff. For tour times, please refer to the Birth Center Tours Schedule.

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