August 24, 2015
Las Palmas Medical Center recently opened a Newborn and Breastfeeding Clinic to better serve the needs of mothers in El Paso. According to the Texas Ten Step Program, breastfeeding is linked to decreased risk of infant illness and mortality. It is also associated with reduced risk for maternal illness.
This new clinic was recently selected to become El Paso’s only Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, which includes facilities that demonstrate leadership support and readiness to improve the health of patients. As part of this collaborative, Las Palmas Medical Center will work with physicians from different disciplines, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and neonatology to help improve quality of care.
The Las Palmas Newborn and Breastfeeding Clinic will provide lactation services for mothers and newborns who require additional breastfeeding assistance and a weekly Baby Café drop-in center for free mother-to-mother support. Lactation services are available to mothers with a referral from a licensed healthcare provider, and the Baby Café is available to all mothers without a referral.
Las Palmas Medical Center is proud to lead the El Paso community in elevating the standard of care for mothers and newborns.
El Diario recently covered news of this announcement.