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MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Lactation and Breastfeeding Programs Win National Award | Local News

FLORENCECS – The lactation and breastfeeding programs at MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center have gained international recognition.

The hospital’s Women’s Pavilion was one of three hospitals in the state to receive the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award.

“It is truly an honor to be one of three hospitals in the state to receive the IBCLC Care Award for 2021 and to receive worldwide recognition from the reviewers of the International Board of Lactation Consultants and the Association of Lactation Consultants for providing lactation services that improve the long-term health of our community,” said Catherine Godwin, director of the Women’s Pavilion at MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center, in a press release.

“At MUSC Health, changing what’s possible starts with the right resources to help every family’s breastfeeding journey,” said Lela Gregg. “Our patients are what drive us to provide exceptional care. This award helps identify IBCLC professionals and ensures families get the support they need.

MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center has been recognized for having staff members who have achieved the Lactation Consultant Certification Award and for providing a place for mothers who need a place to breastfeed. The Women’s Pavilion also recently demonstrated that it has carried out activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.