Best Fed Beginnings

Teams

These 89 hospitals, which were selected from 235 applicants, are responsible for more than 275,000 births each year in the 29 states with the lowest breastfeeding rates and highest rates of supplementation during the hospital stay.

The 30+ teams from Region C at Learning Session 1 in St. Louis, MO.
The 30+ teams from Region C at Learning Session 1 in St. Louis, MO.

Alabama
Baptist Medical Center (South Montgomery, AL)
East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika, AL)
University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center (Birmingham, AL)

California
Antelope Valley Hospital, Lancaster, CA
NorthBay Medical Center, Fairfield, CA
Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA
San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, CA
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, CA

Colorado
Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO

Delaware
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Florida
Bayfront Health Spring Hill, Spring Hill, FL
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring, FL
Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL
Shands Hospital at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

Georgia
Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
DeKalb Medical, Decatur, GA
Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA
Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA
Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, GA
WellStar Cobb Hospital, Austell, GA

Illinois
Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago, IL
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL

Kansas
Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

Kentucky
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Louisiana
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
Opelousas General Health System, Opelousas, LA
Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, LA
Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Metairie, LA

Maryland
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD

Michigan
Allegiance Health System, Jackson, MI
Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw, MI
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, West Bloomfield, MI
Providence Park-Novi, Novi, MI
Providence Hospital: Southfield, Southfield, MI
Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI

Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Mississippi
Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Missouri
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri - Women's and Children's Hospital, Columbia, MO

New Jersey
Kennedy University Hospital, Turnersville, NJ
University Hospital, Newark, NJ

New Mexico
Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

New York
Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
Women's Hospital/Cone Health, Greensboro, NC
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC

Ohio
Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
Summa Health System, Akron, OH
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Oklahoma
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, PA

Rhode Island
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

South Carolina
Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Greenville, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, SC
Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC
Tuomey Healthcare Systems, Sumter, SC

Tennessee
Erlanger Health System-Baroness Campus, Chattanooga, TN
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, TN

Texas
Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Memorial Hermann, The Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX
Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX
University Health System, San Antonio, TX

Virginia
Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, VA
Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA
Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA

Washington, DC
Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
Providence Hospital, Washington, DC

Wisconsin
St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI