Logansport Memorial Hospital recognized for Excellence in Infant and Maternal Health

Last Updated on November 9, 2020 by Logansport Memorial Hospital

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital was recently recognized in October by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their
commitment to infant and maternal health at the first annual INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program.

INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN grant, was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key drivers of infant and maternal health.

Logansport Memorial Hospital earned recognition as a Hospital of Distinction based on implementing best practices in five key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, and obstetric hemorrhage.

“We are very proud to have received this prestigious recognition from the state of Indiana and the Indiana Hospital Association,” said Tara McVay, Chief Nursing Officer for Logansport Memorial Hospital. “The team of
board-certified OB/GYNs, caring nurses, and dedicated support staff that we have is exceptional. Our team is focused on providing safe, high-quality care for the moms and babies we serve across the north central
Indiana region. Their efforts to support our patients through their pregnancy journey, through birth, and beyond will continue to ensure that we deliver high-quality obstetrics care for years to come.”

“Indiana’s birthing hospitals are critical partners as we work to drive down infant mortality,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Thanks to their efforts, Indiana’s infant mortality rate has fallen to the lowest level in state recorded history.
Together we will continue this important work to save even more lives and give every Hoosier newborn the best opportunity ahead.”

“I am inspired by the work and passion our birthing hospitals bring to make sure all babies born in Indiana have the best start at life,” Dr. Box said. “Reducing infant and maternal mortality requires a multi-pronged approach over the course of many years to see impactful change. We’re seeing that change happen, but we can’t stop now. We must continue to adopt best practices so that we can celebrate more first birthdays in Indiana.”

Box noted that among many successes, Indiana has seen a nearly 30 percent drop in Indiana’s black infant mortality rate in just two years.

“Indiana hospitals are grateful for the leadership of Governor Holcomb and Dr. Box and are thrilled to be a partner in Indiana’s successful effort to reduce infant mortality,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “We look
forward to building on the progress we’ve made and achieving Governor Holcomb’s goal for Indiana to have the lowest rate of infant mortality in the Midwest by 2024.