Saint Thomas Midtown NICU Wins Aeroflow Breastpumps’ Pumping Room Makeover

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Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, is thrilled to announce the winner of its second annual Pumping Room Makeover Contest: the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN Tennessee.

Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, is thrilled to announce the winner of its second annual Pumping Room Makeover Contest: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

The contest, which launched in August 2019 during World Breastfeeding Week, received hundreds of entries from businesses around the country. Saint Thomas Midtown was selected last month as one of five finalists, moving on to receive more than 5,000 votes from the public and ultimately winning the Grand Prize by a landslide. The makeover will take place on November 6th and 7th, and the transformed pumping rooms will debut on Friday, November 8th, during a reception for current and graduate NICU families.

“The NICU at Saint Thomas Midtown was nominated by multiple members of its truly dedicated staff,” says Jennifer Jordan, Aeroflow Breastpumps Director of Mom & Baby. “We were so inspired by the stories they shared, and we couldn’t be happier to help create two comfortable, inviting spaces for the incredible mothers who are pumping for their little ones in the NICU each day.”

“Often, pumping is the only thing a NICU mom feels she can do for her infant,” says Brooke Miller, Nurse and Lactation Consultant at Saint Thomas Midtown. “Our goal is to be able to provide a room where she can escape to decrease stress, increase oxytocin and make more milk. The NICU journey is a roller coaster ride with a lot of highs and lows. These moms deserve a great room, and we’re excited to have Aeroflow Breastpumps’ help in making that happen!”

The Pumping Room Makeover coincides with Prematurity Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness of the more than 380,000 babies born preterm in the United States each year. Media interested in covering this event will have the opportunity to view the updated rooms and speak with NICU staff and representatives from contest sponsors, Aeroflow Breastpumps and Medela, LLC. Those planning to attend must RSVP by 3 p.m. ET Thursday, November 7th to: carly.fleming@aeroflowinc.com.

About Aeroflow Breastpumps
Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, is a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider specializing in helping pregnant and nursing women qualify for their breast pump through their insurance. Its mission is to increase the instance of breastfeeding nationally through the best equipment, support and education, and exceptional customer service. Visit AeroflowBreastpumps.com for more information.

About Medela LLC
Medela’s US-based manufacturing and development facility is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois. Every year, more than one million mothers in the U.S. rely on Medela’s technology. As the #1 breast pump brand*, Medela provides the best in research-based breast milk feeding products and clinical education to support moms’ breast milk feeding journey. The company is fully dedicated to improving the breastfeeding support available to mothers in the workplace when they return to work after baby. For more information, visit NewMomsHealthyReturns.com.

About Ascension Saint Thomas
In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $127 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2018. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Visit http://www.sthealth.com.

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