6th Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit – 2019

6th Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit

Innovative Maternity and Newborn Care in Minnesota:

Best Practices & Standards of Care

Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Complete agenda for the 2019 6th Hospital Leadership Summit is available here.

Breastfeeding in MN – How WIC can help – Kate Franken, MPH, RD, Director, MN WIC

Milk Banking and Donor Milk: Experience, Research & Innovation in the NICU and Beyond – Tarah Colaizy, MD, MPH, Neonatology – Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Triple I (Chorioamnionitis) – Keeping Mothers and Babies Together
Alexander Gurfinkel, MD, Cindy Osborn, RN – UM Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis

WHO Updates to Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: What That Means for MN Hospitals –
Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC, Executive Director, Baby-Friendly USA, IncCultural

Cultural Narratives for Improving Health Equity in Breastfeeding – Marcia McCoy, MPH, IBCLC – MN WIC; Tiffany Yang, UMN School of Public Health, MPH

The Ten Steps: Tips for Success and Sustainability
Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC

Baby-Friendly Hospital Panel – The Journey to Designation/Re-designation
Healthy Northland, Pam Galle, IBCLC; Fairview Range-Hibbing, Derek DuSold, RN, & Kimberly Forsline, RN, IBCLC; UM Masonic Children’s Hospital-Minneapolis, Beth Cronk, RN, IBCLC, Shelly Lessard, RN, IBCLC; Lakeview Hospital-Stillwater, Deb Nelson, MSN, & Nanette Schwietz, RN, IBCLC

Baby-Friendly Case Studies and Q & A
Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC, Executive Director, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Supporting the mother-baby dyad –
Christine Falgier, MD; Julie Shelton, DNP, APRN, CNS; Jane Johnson, RN, IBCLC, Essentia Health-Duluth





Travel assistance of up to $500 per facility in greater Minnesota is available to help defray the cost of attending. Total amount provided to all facilities is based on available funds. Please see the attached Travel Assistance Application for additional information.

 Nominations for the 2019 Rhonda Skelton Award are now being accepted. This annual award will be presented to a hospital administrator or staff member who has shown dedication “above and beyond” in implementing maternity care breastfeeding best practices.



Healthy Babies . Healthy Families . Healthy Communities