Gift Designated Facilities

The 34 Gift designated and 8 Baby-Friendly designated birthing facilities in Louisiana (November 3, 2017):

Baton Rouge General Medical Center– designated since 2007
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospitaldesignated since 2015
Byrd Regional Hospital – designated since October 2017
CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center – designated since 2009
CHRISTUS Lake Area Medical Center – designated since 2011
*East Jefferson General Hospitaldesignated since 2007
Lafayette General Medical Centerdesignated since 2008
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women – designated since Jan 2017
Lakeview Regional Medical Centerdesignated since 2011
*Minden Medical Centerdesignated since 2009
North Oaks Medical Center– designated since 2016
*Ochsner Baptistdesignated since 2013
*Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rougedesignated since 2011
Ochsner Medical Center-West Bankdesignated since 2007
*Ocsher St. Anne General Hospitaldesignated since 2015
*Opelousas General Health Systemdesignated since 2015
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital  – designated since Oct 2017
Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospitaldesignated since 2007
Slidell Memorial Hospitaldesignated since 2011
St. Francis Medical Center designated since 2009
St. Tammany Parish Hospital designated since 2009
*Terrebonne General Medical Centerdesignated since 2010
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center- designated since 2016
Touro Infirmary- designated since 2016
*Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children– designated since 2008
University Health Conwaydesignated since July 2017 
University Health Shreveport – designated April 2017
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital- designated since 2016
West Jefferson Medical Centerdesignated since 2007
Willis Knighton South and the Center for Women’s Healthdesignated since 2010
Willis Knighton Bossier Health Centerdesignated since 2010
Willis Knighton Pierremont Health Centerdesignated since 2010
Woman’s Hospitaldesignated since 2011
Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Lafayette)designated since 2009

*Baby-Friendly Designated Facility

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The Gift Above and Beyond Award

The Gift Above and Beyond Award was created in 2010 to recognize a Gift Designated facility each year that demonstrates a high level of breastfeeding promotion and support and also shows significant improvement in breastfeeding rates over time.

The Gift Above and Beyond Award Recipients:
  • 2017 – Baton Rouge General Medical Center
  • 2016 – Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
  • 2015 – Opelousas General Health System and Minden Medical Center
  • 2014 – Terrebonne General Medical Center
  • 2013 – Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
  • 2012 – Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
  • 2011 – East Jefferson General Hospital
  • 2010 – CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System

The Gift Making a Difference Award was created in 2016 to recognize a hospital, individual or community partner that embraces the spirit of The Gift by implementing or supporting evidence-based maternity care practices that increase breastfeeding rates.

The Gift Making a Difference Award Recipients:
  • 2017 – Gregory J. Gelpi, MD
  • 2016 – Our Lady of the Angels Hospital