June 2015
Mercy receives workplace award from Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Mercy Hospital recently received the 2015 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Recognition Award from the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition.


The award recognizes Mercy for providing outstanding lactation support for employees and for recognizing the importance of breastfeeding for the health of mothers and babies.


In order to be considered for the award, Mercy had to meet certain criteria. These included:

  • Designated lactation space: The hospital provides two designated Mother’s Rooms to employees.
  • Employee policy: As a part of employee policy, Mercy allows time for breastfeeding employees to express breast milk.
  • Additional Resources: Mercy provides resources to employees to assist with questions, concerns and support.


“We are honored to be selected to receive this award,” said Rhonda Skelton, RN, OB Manager.  “We have a beautiful new facility and are proud of the accomplishments we have made in caring for the health of mothers and babies.”


Donita Korpela, RN, Director of Patient Services, Rhonda Skelton, RN, OB Manager, and Sarah Class, RN, accepted the award on Mercy’s behalf at the third Annual Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit.


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