Baby Friendly Hospital Designation
Designated Baby Friendly for You!
At St. Mary's Hospital we are committed to providing the best care possible for mothers and their babies. And we are proud to be the only hospital in Decatur to have earned the national Baby-Friendly accreditation.
The global Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative selects hospitals that provide an exceptional level of care that promotes mother and baby bonding. At St. Mary's we provide a sacred hour after delivery for undisturbed bonding time, skin-to-skin contact right after birth, shared rooming, one dedicated nurse for seamless communication and ongoing support after discharge.