Baby-Friendly USA has designated St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor a Baby-Friendly hospital, recognizing St. Joe’s for the highest breastfeeding support standards for mothers and newborns in the maternity setting. “St. Joe’s has distinguished itself as a destination for expecting mothers seeking a safe and supportive environment for themselves and their baby,” said Bill Manns, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program, sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, consisting of evidence-based policies and practices at birthing facilities to encourage the optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit stjoeshealth.org.