March of Dimes Recognizes Great Bend Regional Hospital
March of Dimes Recognizes Great Bend Regional Hospital for its Giving Babies a Healthy Start
Great Bend Regional Hospital has reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy, earning the attention of the March of Dimes.
“We’re proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who recognized the problem of unnecessary early deliveries in our hospital, and put in place policies to avoid scheduling c-sections or inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary,” said Kerry Noble, CEO.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has policies that encourage healthy deliveries and post-delivery care and promote breastfeeding, which is why they are one of only 29 hospitals in the state to be named a High Five for Mom & Baby hospital. They have also been designated a Blue Distinction Plus hospital for maternity care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.