Texas Ten Step Designation

The Women’s Hospital at Renaissance (WHR) has taken a giant step towards improving the health of newborns and infants by earning the Texas Ten Step Program facility designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. As the first hospital in the Rio Grande Valley to receive Texas Ten Step Program designation, 2016 marks the 10th year in a row WHR has received this designation. 
 
The Texas Ten Step Program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants. The Women’s Hospital at Renaissance joins a growing number of Texas birth facilities that are supporting new mothers and their decision to breastfeed.
 
Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) / UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the program aims to assist birth facilities support of breastfeeding mothers before, during, and after delivery; encourages them to identify breastfeeding resources for the mother after she is discharged; and assists facilities in improving on national performance measures such as the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Breastfeeding Report Card. The goal of the Texas Ten Step Program is to increase breastfeeding initiation rates to 82 percent.  
 
Texas Ten Step facilities are asked to address 85% of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite, evaluate their breastfeeding policies, maternity care practices and educate all healthcare staff routinely with evidence-based courses. As a Mother-Friendly Worksite, WHR must provide breastfeeding employees with a clean private room for pumping, accessories needing for cleaning pumps and refrigerated storage.
 
Breastfeeding is presented as the feeding choice for mothers delivering babies at The Women's Hospital at Renaissance. Lactation consultants teach prenatal breastfeeding classes to patients and future mothers. WHR hosts a monthly breastfeeding support group, open to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, free of charge. Lactation consultants also offer free phone counseling for mothers experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding.
 
For more information on the Texas Ten Step Program, call (512) 341-4592 or visit www.texastenstep.org. 
 

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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance proudly meets the federal definition of a "physician-owned hospital" (42 CFR § 489.3). As required by law, a list of the hospital's physician owners and investors is available at here. DHR, Ltd. and its affiliated entities comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.