Awards and Designations
Excellence in Lactation Care Services
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®)
and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have
recognized Star Siegfried, RN, IBCLC, from St. Joseph Hospital for excellence
in lactation care.
The St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center has received the IBCLC Care Award
in recognition for staffing Star Siegfried who holds the certification
and for providing a lactation program that is available five to seven
days a week. In addition, both the Childbirth Center at St. Joseph Hospital
Eureka and New Beginnings at Redwood Memorial Hospital have demonstrated
they have provided breastfeeding training for nursing staff that care
for new families, and have both recently completed activities that help
protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
IBLCE certificants focus on preventive care, and continue that assistance
after the baby is born by helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges,
providing accurate information, and continuing to support them as their
There are currently more than 27,450 IBCLC professionals in 101 countries
worldwide that are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant
Examiners® (www.iblce.org), a program independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying
For more information about the IBCLC Care Award program, contact IBLCE at
Commission on Cancer
Our Cancer Program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center
by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
Our mission is to
increase survivorship from cancer-related illness or disease. Since our Cancer Program's inception in 1992, we have carried out
this mission by continuing to grow, expand, and customize our program
to better suit the needs of patients and families in our communities.