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Riverview Health Recognized Two Years in a Row for Excellence in Infant and Maternal Health

Photo of the maternity team at Riverview Health from left to right: Megan Brophy, Julie Morgan, Michelle Allen, Erika Pouch, Dede Flaherty, Shannon Foster

Riverview Health was recently recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG, with the Inspire Hospital of Distinction 2021 award for its commitment to infant and maternal health.

“Being recognized two years in a row is a true testament to the commitment our maternity team devotes to each of our patients,” said Michelle Allen, director of maternal and child services at Riverview Health. “In addition to making patient safety a priority, we strive to create an environment where our patients feel they have access to top-notch care but with a personal touch.”

INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN grant, was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key drivers of infant and maternal health. Riverview Health earned the Hospital of Distinction award based on implementing best practices in five key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, and obstetric hemorrhage.

About Riverview Health

Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as three freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades 5-star rating (2020) for total knee replacement and spinal fusion and Newsweek magazine annual rankings as a top acute inpatient rehabilitation unit in the state of Indiana (2021). Riverview Health was also recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association for its infant and maternal health with the INspire Hospital of Distinction award two years in a row (2020, 2021). For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.