Best Fed Beginnings


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.

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

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

Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO

Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

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

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

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

Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

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

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

St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI