Maury Regional Medical Center distinguished as ‘Best for Babies’


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Hospital Association recognized Maury Regional Medical Center as one of 10 birthing hospitals in the state to receive the “BEST for Babies” award designation for efforts to reduce infant deaths in 2021. This is the third consecutive year the medical center has earned this designation.

Since 2014, the Tennessee Department of Health has partnered with state birthing hospitals to promote safe sleep for infants and to help give Tennessee babies a great start to life. The “BEST” award is an acronym for: breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleep for Tennessee babies. To receive the award designation, recognized hospitals must meet criteria established by the Tennessee Department of Health, including implementing breastfeeding safety and education initiatives, reducing early elective deliveries and promoting safe sleeping practices to reduce infant deaths.

“The exceptional team of physicians and staff members on the childbirth floor at Maury Regional Medical Center consistently delivers quality care for the families and babies we serve,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Davin Turner, DO. “I am proud of the exemplary work they do to prioritize health and safety — ensuring families who deliver at our hospital receive the best possible care during their stay and are set up for success upon their return home.”

Maury Regional Medical Center offers an entire floor dedicated to childbirth and gynecological care as well as nine specialists in obstetrics and gynecology on the medical staff. Additional childbirth services at Maury Regional Medical Center include a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), breastfeeding support, newborn care and expectant parent education. Learn more here.

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