User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


85° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Rosebud Hospital Earns Baby-Friendly Status

December 14, 2012, 12:49 PM

ROSEBUD, SD -

The Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has been named the first baby-friendly hospital in South Dakota.

The hospital is also the first IHS hospital to earn the designation, which promotes breastfeeding.

The World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund administer the baby-friendly initiative. Hospitals that achieve the status are committed to promoting and protecting breastfeeding at all stages.

Clifton Kenon, Jr. is the maternal child health program manager for Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service. He says the staff's dedication to protecting breastfeeding is evident.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited the hospital recently. She pointed to its designation as an innovative approach to overcoming health disparities in Indian Country.

The hospital's initiative started as a campaign to decrease childhood obesity.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View healthbeat

You may also like

Fiat Chrysler To Pay Record Recall Fine

7/27/2015 9:32 AM

The settlement also forces the car maker to repurchase more than half a million Ram pickup trucks built between 2008 and 2012 because defective steeri...

Full Story
South Dakota Health Department Issues Tularemia Warning

7/28/2015 3:24 PM

Cases of a potentially deadly disease are on the rise in the Black Hills.

Full Story
Five Cases Of West Nile Virus Reported In SD

7/29/2015 11:57 AM

Five people have already been infected in South Dakota. In 2014 that number was nearly three times that.

Full Story
World's First Double Hand Transplant On Child

7/28/2015 6:32 PM

For the first time ever, doctors have transplanted donor hands and forearms onto a child. Eight-year-old Zion Harvey lost his hands and feet at the ag...

Full Story
Couch To 5K Program Helps Promote Healthy Lifestyle

7/27/2015 6:16 PM

Kolsrud says the end goal of this program is to not only encourage people to get physically fit, but also take part in this year's Race for the Cu...

Full Story | Watch


Events