Cape Coral Hospital Receives High Marks in CDC Maternity Benchmark Report

Cape Coral Hospital received high marks in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care. Scoring a 92 out of a possible 100, the hospital surpassed state and national averages. Participation in the survey helps improve the national understanding of maternity care and breastfeeding, and participation demonstrates Cape Coral Hospital’s commitment to continuous quality improvement.

“We are very proud of earning such a high score. Participating in this survey highlights the importance of constantly striving to improve maternity care,” explains Nancy Travis, RN, BSN, MS, Nursing Director of Labor & Delivery and Women’s Care at Cape Coral Hospital. “The benchmark report generated from the survey lets us know what are doing right so we can celebrate successes and continue those practices. It also tells us where we can improve in order to provide optimal support to mothers and babies in our care.”

The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Survey is a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. Every two years, all U.S. hospitals that provide maternity services and freestanding birth centers are invited to participate.

Cape Coral Hospital is one of 2,666 facilities that participated in the 2013 survey, representing 83 percent of facilities in the nation that provide maternity services. Cape Coral Hospital achieved a total score of 92 out of 100; surpassing the state average score of 78, and the national average score of 75. The hospital earned this high mark by scoring a 100 in five of the seven subcategories used to generate the Benchmark Report.

The Benchmark Report of the hospital’s survey results summarizes the scientific rationale behind the hospital’s score, highlights strengths and quality improvement opportunities identified through the hospital’s survey responses, and illustrates how practices and policies at the facility compare with others of similar size, across Florida, and nationwide. For more information, please visit:

Cape Coral Hospital reported 1,158 births in the past year.

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