KDHE Honors 93 Facilities and Midwives in Fourth Annual Awards

By Trish Svoboda

In collaboration with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Midwives Alliance, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the fourth yearly awards program recognizing hospitals, facilities, and midwives dedicated to newborn screening services. Today, the Kansas Newborn Screening Program (KS-NBS), a division of KDHE, unveiled the fourth annual awards, commending 93 birthing centers, midwives, and screening facilities for their commitment to elevating newborn screening standards in 2022.

This year’s awards booklet will showcase several significant alterations from past editions. These adjustments have been made to improve recognition of the efforts of all partners who play a role in the success of newborn screening in Kansas.

Twenty establishments have been honored with the “Gold Award” title, while an additional 31 facilities have received the “Silver Award” distinction.

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