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LUTHERAN'S MATERNITY CENTER RECOGNIZED AS PATIENT FAVORITE

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Lutheran'S Maternity Center IS RECOGNIZED AS PATIENT FAVORITE
Lutheran Medical Center awarded Johnson & Johnson Childbirth Nursing Awards

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December 24, 2007, Brooklyn, New YorkLutheran Medical Center's maternity center, a patient favorite, is the proud recipient of five Johnson and Johnson Childbirth Nursing Awards.


The nationwide award is given to maternity centers, like Lutheran's, that demonstrate commitment to improving the health of women and newborns, and exemplify the highest standards of professional behavior and teamwork. Lutheran's maternity center staff were nominated by five former patients this year. Additionally the maternity center will be automatically entered into the drawing for a chance to win one of four $1,000 educational grants.

The nominations mean that more and more Brooklynites are choosing Lutheran. Local celebrity and NY1 News Brooklyn reporter, Jeanine Ramirez, welcomed the latest addition to her family at Lutheran Medical Center. Her third child, Antonio Joseph, was born on November 28, weighing in at eight pounds and ten ounces. Jeanine's second child was also born at Lutheran.

"The nursing staff at Lutheran Medical Center really put me at ease at a time that can be extremely nerve racking," said Jeanine Ramirez, NY1 News Brooklyn reporter. "I felt confident that the nurses were not only taking care of me but more importantly, my newborn son. Their dedication is inspiring and their hard work deserves recognition."

The Women's Health Services at Lutheran HealthCare offer the finest care, which is provided by our highly qualified physicians, perinatologists, neonatologists and nursing staff.
On an inpatient basis, the labor and delivery suite is composed of 11 birthing rooms with state of the art equipment. Lutheran's redecorated postpartum unit provides the opportunity for both private and semi-private rooms. Private rooms are available for an additional fee. Breastfeeding assistance and education is provided from our lactation assistant. Scheduling an appointment is as easy as calling 718-630-TOUR (8687) and leaving a recorded message.

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A Level I Trauma Center and Stroke Center, Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) has cared for Brooklyn communities since 1883. As a full service 476-bed teaching hospital, LMC is the hub of Lutheran HealthCare, a network of primary, acute and long-term care centers in southwest Brooklyn. The LMC Surgical Weight Loss Institute is the only program in Brooklyn to be designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery while also holding a Level 1 Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. Learn more about LMC and its commitment to patient care excellence, community service, health education and research online at www.LutheranMedicalCenter.com.

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