WARSAW — Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital was recognized Thursday, Dec. 8, by the Indiana Hospital Association, in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their commitment to infant and maternal health at the third annual INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program.
INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN grant, was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key drivers of infant and maternal health.
Lutheran Koscisuko earned a Hospital of Distinction recognition based on implementing best practices in six key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, tobacco prevention and cessation, perinatal substance use, obstetric hemorrhage and maternal hypertension.
“Our hospital team is committed to ensuring the best health and outcomes for mothers and babies in our community,” said Lynn Mergen, CEO of Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital. “We are honored to be recognized for the diligent work of our staff to educate and provide quality care in our Birthplace and beyond.”
“Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital’s dedication to quality improvement in maternal and child health is truly inspirational,” said Brittany Waggoner, IHA Maternal and Infant Quality Improvement Advisor. “Despite the challenges our Indiana delivering facilities are facing today, they remain committed to creating a highly-reliable obstetric care system for moms and babies across Indiana.”
The Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health and other specialized hospitals in Indiana.
About Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital
Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital is a 72-bed facility with all-private rooms, located on a 30-acre medical campus in Warsaw, Ind. Accredited by The Joint Commission and a part of Lutheran Health Network, the hospital offers a variety of quality services close to home, including emergency care, an urgent care center, heart and stroke care, orthopedics, occupational health, rehabilitation services, a sleep center, a wound care center and a cancer care center providing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital has the only emergency department in the county that is an accredited chest pain center and accredited stroke center and is the only hospital in the county with inpatient capability. For more information, visit lutherankosciuskohospital.com or call (574) 267-3200.
About Lutheran Health Network
Lutheran Health Network is a family of more than 6,000 employees, physicians, advanced practice providers and volunteers dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care with the best possible experience, to every patient, every time. As a taxpaying, integrated healthcare delivery system and one of the largest employers in the region, Lutheran Health Network makes a positive impact on the communities we serve. The network’s access points across northeast Indiana include acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, physician offices, urgent care clinics and outpatient centers. For more information, please visit LutheranHealth.net. Lutheran hospitals are owned in part by physicians.