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News | Sept. 20, 2022

BAMC re-designated as Texas Ten Step facility for maternity care excellence

By Lori Newman

Brooke Army Medical Center received high marks once again from the Texas Ten Step Program for its commitment to the pursuit of excellence in maternity care and practices.

BAMC achieved a score of 95 percent this year, well above the current requirement of 85 percent.

The Texas Ten Step program provides resources and a framework to help birthing facilities improve health outcomes for lactating women and their infants through incremental adoption of evidence-based practices.

The designation recognizes hospitals that are implementing policies aligned with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and encourages continued progress toward the gold-standard designation through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

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