St. Alexius Designated as “Infant Friendly”

St. Alexius Medical Center was recently notified it will be recognized in August by the North Dakota Department of Health for being “Infant Friendly.”  Employers can apply for this designation if they adopt a worksite policy that supports breastfeeding in the workplace and meets the criteria in North Dakota Century Code 23-12-17. 

Stephanie Goroski, director of Women’s and Children’s, says St. Alexius is a proud proponent of breastfeeding.  “Employers who support breastfeeding in the workplace experience increased employee satisfaction, retention of experienced employees, a reduction in sick time taken by both moms and dads for children’s illnesses, and lower health care and insurance costs.”