ABOUT MISSISSIPPI CHAMPS

Mississippi Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) seeks to improve maternal and child health outcomes through the promotion of breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly practices across Mississippi.

Mississippi now has 26 Baby-Friendly hospitals. The 24 CHAMPS Baby-Friendly hospitals are:

  1.  Anderson Regional Medical Center
  2.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
  3.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
  4.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
  5.  Greenwood Leflore Hospital
  6.  Highland Community Hospital
  7.  King’s Daughters Medical Center
  8.  Magnolia Regional Health Center
  9.  Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
  10.  Merit Health Biloxi
  11.  Merit Health River Oaks
  12.  Merit Health Wesley
  13.  Merit Health Woman’s Hospital
  14.  Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
  15.  Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  16.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo
  17.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Gilmore Amory
  18.  Ocean Springs Hospital
  19.  Singing River Pascagoula Hospital
  20.  South Central Regional Medical Center
  21.  South Sunflower County Hospital
  22.  Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
  23.  St. Dominic Hospital
  24.  University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mississippi CHAMPS is funded by grants from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and The Bower Foundation and will run for three years launching in August 2017. We work with Mississippi birthing hospitals to help them meet the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and work towards Baby-Friendly designation. We also aid Mississippi hospitals in grassroots support and advocacy to improve maternal child health practices, especially in under-served populations and communities.

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