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Parkview Whitley Hospital recognized for excellence in infant and maternal health

COLUMBIA CITY, IND. – Dec. 29, 2022 Parkview Whitley Hospital has been recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) – in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG – for its commitment to infant and maternal health. The announcement was made at the third 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.

Parkview Whitley earned the INspire Hospital of Distinction designation based on its having implemented best practices in six key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, obstetric hemorrhage, and maternal hypertension.

“We are so proud of our Family Birthing Center team for the work they have done to earn the INspire Hospital of Distinction award,” said Ashley Wirges, vice president of Patient Care Services at Parkview Whitley Hospital. “This is our third year receiving this recognition, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the health of moms and babies in our community.”

“Parkview Whitley Hospital’s dedication to quality improvement in maternal and child health is truly inspirational,” said Brittany Waggoner, IHA Maternal and Infant Quality Improvement Advisor. “Despite the challenges our Indiana delivering facilities are facing today, they remain committed to creating a highly reliable obstetric care system for moms and babies across Indiana.”

The 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.

The Parkview Whitley Hospital campus is located at 1260 E. State Road 205 in Columbia City.