Hospital celebrates state certification of breastfeeding program

Shown (second from right) is Misty Whoolery-Pratt, an OB nurse at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, addressing the hospital board regarding the Texas 10 Step Program. Kailee Simpson, OB nurse and Saundra Rivers, OB nurse manager (standing, from right) also spoke to the board about the program. Photo by Belinda Serrano
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Belinda Serrano
Staff Writer

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) celebrated the accomplishment of receiving state certification through 2018 in the Texas 10 Step Program during Monday night’s board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District.
The Texas 10 Step program was established in 1999 as a means to improve maternity care practices in birthing facilities. It is based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which is a series of practices that result in successful breastfeeding.

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