Cooley Dickinson Hospital is Baby Friendly!

 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton is Massachusetts’ 11th Baby-Friendly Facility. With the addition of Cooley Dickinson, 15.9% of Massachusetts births now occur in Baby-Friendly facilities. Congratulations, Cooley Dickinson! Cooley Dickinson is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, which became Baby-Friendly in 2015.

 

Massachusetts Baby Friendly Hospitals
Hospital 2013 births Year designated Year Redesignated
Total births 72,188
Boston Medical Center 2,524 1998 2014-19
Cambridge Birth Center 140 2009 2014-19
Tobey 480 2011  2016-21
Melrose Wakefield 982 2012  2017-22
Fairview 136 2013
Good Samaritan 993 2013
Holyoke 439 2015
Massachusetts General 3,727 2015
Emerson 1,129 2016
Martha’s Vineyard 144 2016
Cooley Dickinson 817 2017

 

Percentage of births in Baby-Friendly facilities:

1998 3.5%
2009 3.7%
2011 4.4%
2012 5.7%
2013 7.3%
2015 13.1%
2016 14.8%
2017 15.9%

Source: 2013 births, per Massachusetts Dept of Public Health