Anna Jaques is 14th Baby Friendly Hospital!

As if the Red Sox starting another World Series today at Fenway were not enough, Anna Jaques became our state’s 14th Baby Friendly Hospital. Now 19.1% of Massachusetts births occur at Baby-Friendly facilities, up from 15.9% in 2017.

Hospital Year designated Year Redesignated 2015 births 2013 births
Total births 71988      72,188
Boston Medical Center 1998 2014-19 2481        2,524
Cambridge Birth Center 2009 2014-19 115          140
Tobey 2011 2016-21 424          480
Melrose Wakefield 2012 2017-22 956          982
Fairview 2013 132          136
Good Samaritan 2013 1053          993
Holyoke 2015 443          439
Massachusetts General 2015 3785        3,727
Emerson 2016 1158        1,129
Martha’s Vineyard 2016 124          144
Cooley Dickinson 2017 611          817
Brockton 2017 1070          973
BID Plymouth 2018 707          624
Anna Jaques 2018 711          702

 

Births at 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%
2018 19.1%

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

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/04/zx/birth-report-2015.pdf