TOPEKA (KSNT) – St. Francis Heath of Topeka was recognized Tuesday as a High 5 for Mom & Baby hospital.
The hospital was certified by the organization for having integrated specific maternity care procedures based on the proven health benefits associated with breastfeeding and other key elements of bonding between a mother and her newborn.
“Breastfeeding is an important component of our overall care program for mom and baby,” said Lisa Alexander, Director of Maternal-Child Services with St. Francis Health. “St. Francis has made a commitment to supporting new mothers with the tools they need to bond with their babies in those first precious moments and beyond.”
The High 5 for Mom & Baby program is provided at no charge to Kansas hospitals by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.
Of the 50 hospital and birth centers around the state which have made a commitment to the High 5 program, St. Francis Health is the 13th to qualify for the recognition.