Henry Community Health (HCH) and its Women & Children’s Unit have been recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their commitment to infant and maternal health at the second annual INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program.

The INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key drivers of infant and maternal health.

HCH earned a Hospital of Distinction recognition based upon implementing best practices in six key areas: infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, obstetric hemorrhage and maternal hypertension.

“Receiving this recognition is validation of the outstanding care we provide the community. Our skilled physicians and nursing team ensure our new moms and babies receive not only safe care but a truly exceptional level of care,” stated Paul Janssen, president and chief executive officer. “Dr. Romel Antolin, Dr. Bruce Benninger, Dr. Lin Lu, our team of pediatric hospitalists along with our highly skilled nursing team have made achieving a high level of exceptional care and safety their top priority,” Janssen continued.

“HCH is committed to the health, safety and wellness of the moms and babies in our community. Our Women and Children’s Unit team put the patient in the center of everything we do. Our team is honored to be recognized for the second year for our commitment to the health and wellness of our moms and babes,” said Melissa Hethcox, director of the Women and Children’s Unit at HCH.

HCH’s expansion of its OB/GYN services into Cambridge City along with its 24/7 Pediatric Hospitalist Program and commitment to remain Baby Friendly accredited continue to keep it on the forefront of infant and maternal health issues and needs.

The HCH Pediatric Hospitalist Program provides newborn care 24 hours a day by board certified pediatricians who have trained in children’s hospitals and neonatal intensive care units.

Henry Community Health is a designated “Baby-Friendly®” Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA. This designation shows our commitment to providing support, education and the resources necessary to promote breastfeeding for our new moms.