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 21 Baby-Friendly hospitals. The 19 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.  Highland Community Hospital
  6.  King’s Daughters Medical Center
  7.  Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
  8.  Merit Health Biloxi
  9.  Merit Health River Oaks
  10.  Merit Health Wesley
  11.  Merit Health Woman’s Hospital
  12.  Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
  13.  Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  14.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo
  15.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Gilmore Amory
  16.  Ocean Springs Hospital
  17.  South Sunflower County Hospital
  18.  Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
  19.  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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