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Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that it has achieved Birth Ready Designation for 2023.  The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) recognized Thibodaux Regional for committing to practices of implementing quality improvement to improve birth outcomes for mothers in Louisiana.

To achieve designation, Thibodaux Regional Health System met criteria in five dimensions, including implementation of policies and procedures, promoting patient partnership, and addressing health disparities and equity.

“It is a privilege to acknowledge Thibodaux Regional for working to implement best practices in an equitable way to ensure every woman who gives birth has a safe, equitable, and dignified birth,” said Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, medical director of the LaPQC.

Facilities who receive Birth Ready Designation have undergone a rigorous application and review process by the LaPQC Birth Ready designation committee. Applications are reviewed and renewed annually for sustained compliance. The work of the LaPQC, an initiative of the department’s Bureau of Family Health and the Louisiana Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality, is dedicated to improving perinatal and neonatal outcomes across Louisiana. The LaPQC was created to promote the implementation of evidence-based practices to reduce significant factors that contribute to poor birth outcomes. The collaborative also focuses on promoting health equity and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

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About Thibodaux Regional Health System

Thibodaux Regional Health System is an award-winning health system nationally-recognized for excellence in clinical quality, patient experience, innovation, and vision and leadership. The Health System has been recognized as a 5-Star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Thibodaux Regional has grown tremendously to meet the health and wellness needs of the region as evidenced by recruitment of more than 100 physician specialists, a premier, 80,000 square foot Cancer Institute, a nationally-acclaimed 250,000 square foot Wellness Center and Sports Complex, and many other clinical services. As the most preferred hospital in the region, Thibodaux Regional is a leader in providing highly specialized services including Heart and Vascular Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services, Sleep Disorders, Wound Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, and Wellness Services. For more information, visit