LCMC Health Hospitals Receive Birth Ready Designation

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) announced that East Jefferson General Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, and Touro have maintained their Louisiana Birth Ready+ designations and Lakeside hospital and West Jefferson General Hospital have maintained their Louisiana Birth Ready designations. All five LCMC Health birthing hospitals have been recognized for consistent, thoughtful healthcare improvement work that focuses on improving safety, equity, and promoting dignified birth.

To achieve this designation, facilities met criteria in five dimensions, including implementation of policies and procedures, promoting patient partnership, and addressing health disparities and equity. The hospitals that have achieved Birth Ready+ Designation have met a higher threshold of compliance and achievement of the requirements.

“LCMC Health is proud to have all of its birthing hospitals recognized with Birth Ready designation,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “Our hospitals put in extraordinary work towards making Louisiana a healthier state by improving maternal health outcomes in our community.”