San Juan Public Health makes donation to Blue Mountain Hospital
In an effort to strengthen the partnership between San Juan Public Health
and Blue Mountain Hospital, and to help increase the breastfeeding rates
in San Juan County, the Public Health WIC Department recently donated
an electric breast pump to BMH’s OB Department. Blue Mountain Hospital
has never had an electric breast pump available for OB moms. This will
help if a baby or mom needs to be flown out or if they are having some
medical problem and are not able to breastfeed right away.
Public health RN Katie Knight held a training for the BMH nursing staff
April 25th. Knight said the Public Health Department was also able to
donate an electronic breast pump to San Juan Hospital in Monticello. San
Juan Hospital did not have an electric breast pump either, she said.
Blue Mountain Hospital is grateful to San Juan Public Health for this valuable donation.
Pictured above from L-R are Sulane Knight (BMH Director of Nursing), Kelsey
Homedew (BMH/Public Health RN), and Katie Knight (Public Health RN). Staff photo.
Originally posted in Medically Speaking: News from Blue Mountain Hospital
and UNHS, Volume Six, Number Eleven. Published May 16, 2019.