UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Receives Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll

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GRMC OB Nurses Pictured L to R: Cherish Hansen, BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM; Mindy Johnston, RN; Dee Brown, RN

(GRINNELL, IA – July 9, 2024) UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) was named to the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll by the Immunization Action Coalition for achieving a coverage rate of 93% over a 12 month period, successfully administering Hepatitis B vaccine to newborns before hospital discharge.

The birth dose of Hepatitis B vaccine is critical to safeguarding infants from the Hepatitis B virus infection which can lead to chronic liver disease. The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals for their noteworthy dedication to patient safety by establishing and implementing written policies, procedures and protocols to administer the first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine to newborns prior to hospital discharge.

“Vaccines are vital for keeping your baby healthy,” says Cherish Hansen, BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM, obstetrics nurse manager at GRMC. “Our team provides vaccine education and administers vaccines on site to ensure your baby has the best care possible before leaving our facility.”

To learn more about maternity services at GRMC visit uph.link/GrinnellMaternity.

GRMC OB Nurses Pictured L to R: Cherish Hansen, BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM; Mindy Johnston, RN; Dee Brown, RN