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August is National Breastfeeding Month and Garnet Health Medical Center invites nursing mothers to participate in a Virtual Global Big Latch On event at 10:00 a.m. on August 6. 

This year’s event will be hosted online via WebEx and will begin with breastfeeding trivia games and information sharing. The Latch On will begin at 10:30 a.m. A virtual meeting ID will be provided along with registration confirmation.

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The Global Big Latch On raises awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and includes time to share experiences with fellow breastfeeding mothers, as well as guided learning. Our Global Big Latch On virtual gathering aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding families by:

  • Providing ongoing breastfeeding support.
  • Raising awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available.
  • Supporting breastfeeding in public places.
  • Increasing support from partners, family and communities of people who breastfeed 
  • Ensuring communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated, appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.

National Breastfeeding Month is celebrated every year in August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. For additional information about The Global Big Latch On, visit www.biglatchon.org

Garnet Health Medical Center also hosts a variety of community classes for new parents and mothers-to-be. For additional information, visit www.garnethealth.org/events

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Garnet Health Medical Center features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs approximately 3,300 healthcare professionals.

In addition to inpatient services, highlights of Garnet Health Medical Center include a cancer center and a five-story outpatient services building on the main campus, featuring Garnet Health Doctors with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Garnet Health Medical Center was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and General Surgery and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Garnet Health Medical Center also achieved the Healthgrades 2019, 2020 and 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ placing the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance. It is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing; a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7 which is the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model. Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Medical Center Foundation and Garnet Health – Catskills Foundation. Garnet Health is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

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