June 2008 - Sherilee Cordice, RN, receives the Outstanding Nursery Nurse Award from the Department of Pediatrics. Sherilee is recognized for the outstanding care she provides to new mothers and their babies.
March 2008 - BMC BirthPlace is mentioned in a Mother's Day Women's E-news article by Molly M. Ginty.
March 2008 - A warm welcome to Rachel Richards, PNP, as she joins the BirthPlace PNP service.
March 2008 - Julie Mottl-Santiago, Director of the Birth Sister Program, announces that the Birth Sister breastfeeding peer counselor program is up and running. The peers offer culturally-competent counseling to mothers who need extra social support to breastfeed successfully via individual consultations, group information sessions, and home visits after discharge. Birth Sister breastfeeding peers include Luz Lopez, Daisy Boada and Guadalupe Lopez.
September 2007 - "Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center announce a strict new conflict-of-interest policy that places hard limits on interactions between doctors and representatives from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers... 'This policy (PDF) promotes the independence of our clinicians and establishes the highest professional standard of rigor and integrity in the care of our patients,' BMC president Elaine Ullian said in a statement." Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe 9/10/07.
August 2007 - BMC features Sherilee Cordice, RN, along with a BirthPlace family, in a story about the Baby-Friendly recertification.
August 2007 - The U.S. Government (CDC) releases national breastfeeding rates for babies born in 2004. Boston Medical Center's breastfeeding rate of 88% exceeded the national initiation rate of 73.8% and met the Healthy People 2010 goal of 75%.
May 2007 - Boston Medical Center is awarded recertification of Baby-Friendly status by Baby-Friendly USA.
March 2007 - Nicole Adrien, RN, receives the Outstanding Nursery Nurse Award from the Department of Pediatrics. Nicole is recognized for her excellence in teaching the art of infant massage to BirthPlace families.
February 2007 - A warm welcome to Mary Jo Pedulla, RNC, MS, in her new role as the BirthPlace nurse manager.