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Honors abound Community Hospital Anderson’s New Generations Birth Place

Community Hospital Anderson's New Generations Birth Place recently received rave reviews from several prominent health care authorities.

The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) national survey is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to all hospitals to gauge their use of practices that have been shown to increase the chances of meeting national quality of care standards for perinatal care. In this survey Community Hospital Anderson is at 100%, while the average score for Indiana is 76% and the national survey average of all hospitals across the nation is 75%.

New Generations Birth Place also recently received a renewal for the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Baby-Friendly designation honors hospitals for their extra efforts in the education and promotion of breastfeeding.

Community Anderson is committed to promoting breastfeeding and providing support for mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. In addition to offering a prenatal breastfeeding class and breastfeeding support group, Community Anderson has board certified lactation consultants on staff, and all nurses have been trained in breastfeeding support. They have also implemented many processes such as babies rooming in with mothers which have been shown to help increase breastfeeding success.

"We realize that breastfeeding can present a lot of unique challenges to both mom and baby," said Gail Elbert, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services. "We hold a strong commitment to helping those mothers who choose to breastfeed, be successful at it."

With accolades like these, it's not surprising that approximately 70 percent of the babies born in Madison County make their arrival at Community Anderson.

New Generations Birth Place

More Madison County moms prefer Community Hospital Anderson's New Generations Birth Place. The birth of your baby is an exciting and memorable time in your life. We will be with you and your family every step of the way, providing information and education.

Community Anderson received the Baby-Friendly Award given by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 for their efforts in the education and promotion of breastfeeding. We are the only hospital in the county to have received this prestigious recognition.

We offer state-of the art Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum-Newborn suites. Once you settle in to your room, feel free to relax, because you will be there for the remainder of your stay.

Our nursing staff are cross-trained in every aspect of mother's and baby's care.

Our amenities include:

  • On-unit whirlpools
  • Birthing tubs for the water labor experience
  • Cesarean Section Surgery Suite on unit
  • 24 hour on site anesthesia/epidural
  • Lactation consultants
  • Breast pump rental and purchase program
  • Special adoptive parents program
  • New mom gift bag
  • Special dinner for the new parents to share
  • Level 2 Special care nursery
  • We offer free weight checks

Community Anderson also offers many classes and programs to help you and your family with the planning and birth of your baby, as well as the many changes your new addition will certainly bring to your life.

Classes and programs

  • Pre-pregnancy planning
  • Free pregnancy tests at the New Generation's Birth Place
  • Early pregnancy class
  • Childbirth education and refresher classes
  • VBAC consultations
  • Boot Camp for Dads
  • Big Kids and Babies class for siblings
  • Prenatal breastfeeding class
  • Doula services
  • The Newborn
  • New Parent Seminar
  • Parenting classes
  • Breastfeeding support group
  • Post-Partum Breastfeeding class


Community Anderson's HUGS security system uses video surveillance in the Obstetrics areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These monitors can be viewed in the OB nurses' station, as well as the Security office. The HUGS system is the only dedicated pediatric security system in the county, covering all young children, not just newborns.