CHAMPS National enrolls 31 new sites

CHAMPS National has enrolled 31 new hospitals – our largest cohort yet! The group includes four sites in Puerto Rico, seven in Louisiana, five in Massachusetts, and more, working to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates and decrease racial disparities. Check out the full list below.

    • Highlands Medical Center, AL
    • Walker Baptist Medical Center, AL
    • HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, FL
    • Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, KS
    • Ochsner American Legion Hospital, LA
    • Ochsner Baptist, LA
    • Ochsner Health Center- Kenner, LA
    • Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport St. Mary Medical Center, LA
    • Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center, LA
    • Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank, LA
    • Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge, LA
    • Baystate Medical Center, MA
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
    • Mercy Medical Center – Family Life Center, MA
    • UMass Memorial Health, MA
    • CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital, MN
    • Progress West Hospital, MO
    • Stony Brook University Hospital, NY
    • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OH
    • University of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH
    • Bella Vista Hospital, PR
    • Centro Medico Menonita Cayey, PR
    • Hospital Menonita Ponce, PR
    • Hospital Universitario de Adultos, PR
    • Medical City Plano, TX
    • Texas Children’s Hospital, Pavilion for Women, TX
    • Cabell Huntington Hospital, WV
    • Davis Medical Center, WV
    • Princeton Community Hospital, WV
    • WVU Medicine Children’s, WV

Hospitals are being enrolled on a rolling basis and will receive free training and support from a diverse team of experts to safely implement the World Health Organization/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. We are thrilled to have enrolled more than 50 hospitals to date!

CHAMPS National is continuing to enroll hospitals and is particularly interested in signing up sites in areas of high need serving racially diverse populations. We are also seeking hospitals that want to work on increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates.

If you are interested in enrolling your hospital in CHAMPS National, please complete and email the Expression of Interest form to You can find more information on our website:

Many congratulations to our third group of enrolled hospitals!