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Gift Training
  • Hospitals that are enrolled with The Gift receive online and off-line training for hospital staff.
  • To access The Gift Train-the-Trainer and Technical Assistance webinar recordings, enrolled hospitals can visit the “Resources for Enrolled Facilities” section of the website, by clicking here.

Louisiana Hospitals celebrate success at the 2015 Louisiana MotherBaby Summit!

On June 12th, one-hundred and fifty maternity leaders, representing 40 of the 52 (77%) maternity facilities in the state and 91% of the births, attended Louisiana’s 2nd MotherBaby Summit.  Check out photos from the Summit and the hospital teams that attended here. The Summit, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Bureau of Family … Continue reading “Louisiana Hospitals celebrate success at the 2015 Louisiana MotherBaby Summit!”

Congrats to Louisiana’s first five baby-friendly hospitals!

On March 13, 2015 East Jefferson General Hospital and Tulane-Lakeside Hospital achieved the prestigious Baby-Friendly hospital designation by Baby-Friendly, USA, joining Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge, Opelousas General Health System, and Terrebonne General Medical Center, bringing the total number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in Louisiana to five. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program of the World Health Organization … Continue reading “Congrats to Louisiana’s first five baby-friendly hospitals!”

Meet The Gift Staff

The Gift has expanded its team to be able to provide more technical assitance and support to hospitals to implement evidence-based maternity care practices and improve hospital-community relations. Meet The Gift team below! Susie Amick, MSN, RN, IB-CLC, RLC, LCCE – Nurse Consultant Susie Amick is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Master of Science in Nursing … Continue reading “Meet The Gift Staff”