Franklin Memorial Hospital recently received a score of 96 out of 100 on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care 2020 Hospital Report.Nurse Ashley Roy, a certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator, left, Nurse MaryAnne Goodwin, department director, and Dr. Ryan Whitt, a pediatrician, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Submitted photo

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital recently received a score of 96 out of 100 on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care 2020 Hospital Report.

The score demonstrated FMH’s commitment to quality improvement in maternity practices that support optimal infant nutrition.

The overall average score for all 2,103 U.S. hospitals that responded to the survey was 81, in the Northeast 85, and for similarly-sized hospitals 77.

Subscores further categorize maternity care practices such as immediate postpartum care, rooming-in, feeding practices, feeding education and support, and discharge support. FMH received perfect 100 subscores in 18 of the 22 measures.

In March, FMH was additionally named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. That distinction recognized facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.


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