The Birthplace at Goshen Hospital received the 2020 INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition for showcasing excellence in best practices for infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation and obstetric hemorrhage.
This honor was awarded in response to Goshen Hospital’s commitment to reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate, a state-wide goal issued by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in 2018. The INspire Hospital of Distinction program was created by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) in partnership with Governor Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG.
“Our team has taken the necessary steps to support the health and well-being of every mother and baby with evidence-based best practices,” said Kristi Miller, Director of The Birthplace at Goshen Hospital. “We are thrilled that this accomplishment aligns not only with our mission to improve the health of our communities, but also Governor Holcomb's state challenge to be the "Best in the Midwest” by 2024 in reducing maternal and infant mortality.”
“Indiana’s birthing hospitals are critical partners as we work to drive down infant mortality,” said Gov. Holcomb. “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.”
Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialized hospitals in Indiana. Goshen Hospital is one of 64 hospitals in the state to earn this inaugural honor.
The Birthplace at Goshen Hospital received the 2020 INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition.