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McLeod Dillon Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

McLeod Dillon has been selected to be among the first hospitals in the nation to join the EMPower Initiative to enhance maternity care practices and work toward achieving the Baby Friendly USA© designation.

EMPower is a three-year hospital-based quality improvement initiative focusing on maternity practices leading to Baby-Friendly designation. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EMPower is aimed at increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States...

Summer Insect Safety Measures

The return of summer brings warm weather and outdoor activities. Warmer temperatures also mean the return of mosquitoes, and ticks. Mosquitoes can transmit illnesses such as West Nile virus and Malaria; ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other serious infections.

Mosquitoes bite primarily from dusk to dawn, but ticks are out at all times. Avoid tick-infested areas, such as high grass, leafy areas, as well as wooded areas. Covering your body is an easy way to avoid mosquito and ticks ...

Certified Lactation Counselors at McLeod Dillon Offer Breastfeeding Support

To support new mothers in their breastfeeding efforts, and to help them achieve the breastfeeding experience that they desire, McLeod Dillon has added Certified Lactation Counselors® (CLC) to their maternity services team. CLCs are members of the healthcare team who can provide knowledge and counseling about breastfeeding. These individuals help moms every day have a positive and healthy breastfeeding experience.

In the McLeod Dillon Birthing Center and Postpartum Unit, Patricia J...

Take Care of Your Skin Year Round

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most skin cancers are caused by unprotected exposure to excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation, primarily from the sun. Many skin cancers could be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s rays and avoiding indoor tanning. When thinking of healthy lifestyle choices, don't overlook the importance of protecting your skin.

Sun safety is important all through the year, not just in the summertime. Most skin cancers are ...

McLeod Dillon Auxiliary Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The McLeod Medical Center Dillon Volunteer Auxiliary held its 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 20, 2015. Auxiliary President, Barbara Manning, presided over the meeting and Fay Sloan, Charter Member, spoke on the history and evolution of the Auxiliary. There were 43 members in attendance. Members were given a 50th anniversary lapel pin. The top six members with the most years of service were recognized. They were: Fay Sloan, Linda Sawyer, Betty Sue Herring, Sue Stephens, Julia McLaurin and...

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