South Peninsula Hospital received a total score of 94 out of 100 in the 2015 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Survey. This is a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings which is conducted every two years on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the most recent survey released in September for calendar year 2015, South Peninsula Hospital was reporting on practices for 141 births.
The hospital’s total score is an overall quality score that averages their seven sub-scores on care: labor and delivery care (100); postpartum care (feeding of breasted infants (100), breastfeeding assistance (100), and mother to infant contact (94); discharge care (88); staff training (n/a); and structural/organizational aspects of care delivery (83). South Peninsula Hospital met or exceeded the averages for sub-scores from reporting facilities in Alaska, and placed in the 91st percentile for total score compared to all facilities nationwide.
For more information see attached state report and visit www.cdc.gov/mpinc or http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/mpinc/index.htm