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Gold-Level Mother Friendly Worksite Designation, First in State, Given to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
09/20/2012

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is the first and only worksite in Texas to be named a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business. The designation is given by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Mother Friendly designation recognizes workplaces that offer employees time and a place to support breastfeeding. Organizations must provide flexibility to employees who are breastfeeding, a private area to pump, and a place to store breast milk for the duration of the employee’s workday. To earn gold level designation, workplaces must meet additional criteria such as having a hospital-grade electric pump in the breastfeeding support space and written policies with options that help mothers continue breastfeeding, such as telecommuting and onsite childcare.

“Texas Health Plano supports breastfeeding initiatives and providing access for breastfeeding mothers is just another way we care for our patients, their families and our employees,” said Mike Evans, B.S.N., M.S.N., hospital president. “Earning this designation goes hand in hand with the Baby Friendly Hospital designation that Texas Health Plano holds from the World Health Organization.”

Texas Health Plano also offers lactation support and breastfeeding supplies through the specialty store, A Mother’s Gift, on the hospital’s campus. The hospital also offers breastfeeding education and support groups for new mothers.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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