Dr. Paula Hobson Receives Breastfeeding-Friendly Award


hobson-paulaPaula Hobson, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist at DeKalb Clinic and member of the KishHealth System medical staff since 2009, was honored with one of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s 2013 Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards.

The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) gives Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards to recognize primary-care providers, physicians and nurse-practitioners, who are nominated by the families they serve or their colleagues in honor of their ongoing support of breastfeeding. At a dinner seminar in Park Ridge on April 25, CABC gave a total of five awards to Chicago-area physicians (OB/GYNs and pediatricians) who have a special interest in educating patients regarding the benefits of breastfeeding and supporting mothers who wish to breastfeed.

Dr. Hobson said, “I believe breastfeeding is usually the healthiest way to nourish and mother a baby. It has far less environmental impact than formula feeding. It is nice to meet with other health professionals who support and promote breastfeeding and to keep informed of the latest information available on all aspects of breastfeeding.”

KishHealth System is in the process of becoming “Baby- Friendly” which includes support for breastfeeding mothers. With the addition of its Breastfeeding Center and trained professionals who help new mothers succeed in breastfeeding, the health system is proud to have physicians like Dr. Hobson who are proponents of breastfeeding.

KishHealth to Present Program on Progress in Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Paula Hobson, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist, and Karen Federici, MD, IBCLC, family practice physician, will lead “Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Panel Discussion,” on Aug. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. The presentation focuses on Kish Hospital’s progress in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and why it’s important. The program also features Judy Bergsmith, RN, IBCLC; Tami Johnson, RNC, MS; and Jennifer Kleckner, RN, LCCE, IBCLC. For more information, visit www.kishhospital.org/programs or call 815.748.8962.

About KishHealth System

KishHealth System provides services to the greater DeKalb County area in northern Illinois. The system is comprised of two non-profit community hospitals and several other non-profit healthcare providers. Health system entities include Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb; Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich; The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, The Cancer Center at Valley West Community Hospital, DeKalb County Hospice, The Center for Family Health, KishHealth Foundation, and KishHealth Physician Group with locations in DeKalb, Sandwich, Genoa and Plano. The vision of KishHealth System is to be the best place for employees to work, the best place for physicians to practice and, most of all, the best place for patients to receive care.

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