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Washington Hospital Healthcare System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with Community Education Event

Free celebration offers important info on breastfeeding benefits and Hospital resources

For more information or to RSVP, call (510) 818-5040.


World Breastfeeding Week 2017 kicks off on Tuesday, August 1, and continues through Monday, August 7. This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together, and part of a global effort to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

nurses teamWashington Hospital Healthcare System and its top-rated Birthing Center are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by presenting an important community event. On Tuesday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2500 Mowry Ave. in Fremont, California, families and future families are invited to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom.

“Participants will meet pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants and other experts,” said Nancy Farber, chief executive officer at Washington Hospital. “It’s a wonderfully skilled staff. They have a tremendous passion for newborn education, and for giving babies the best possible start in life.”

That passion has led to recognition. Washington Hospital Healthcare System has been designated Baby-FriendlyTM, part of a global program launched by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

“We’re proud to join health care providers around the globe to raise awareness of what breastfeeding means to a baby’s health,” added Farber, “and we can’t wait to share this information with the community.”

For more information or to RSVP, call (510) 818-5040.


* Pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants and more


Washington West
Conrad E. Anderson, MD, Auditorium, Room A
2500 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


About Washington Township Healthcare District

Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board and includes Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Opened in 1958, Washington Hospital Healthcare System has grown to include a 341-bed, acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; Washington Township Medical Foundation; and Washington West, a complex which houses the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center, Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos RN Infusion Center, Washington Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities. Discover more at, and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.