Signature Brockton Hospital is 12th Baby-Friendly facility

Today, Signature Brockton Hospital became Massachusetts’ 12th Baby-Friendly facility. With the addition of Brockton, 17.3% of Massachusetts births now occur in Baby-Friendly facilities. Brockton’s designation follows close behind that of Cooley Dickinson in Northampton earlier this month. Congratulations to Brockton!

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  2016-2021
Melrose Wakefield 982 2012  2017-2022
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
Signature Brockton 973 2017

 

Percentage of births in Baby-Friendly, by year:

1998 3.5%
2009 3.7%
2011 4.4%
2012 5.7%
2013 7.3%
2015 13.1%
2016 14.8%
2017 17.3%

Source of birth data: Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/research-epi/birth-report-2013.pdf