Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the
grand opening of their Mothers' Milk Bank (MMB) Donation and Outreach
Center. The new location is in the hospital's Family Birthing Center.
An opening celebration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon-2
p.m., in the hospital's atrium lobby by the main entrance.
Dan and Megan Lombardo of Salida will take part in the opening and share
their personal experience with MMB in Denver following the birth of their
daughter in 2013. "My milk didn't exactly come rushing in to
greet her!" said Megan Lombardo. They started to use a supplemental
nursing system with donor human milk until Lombardo had an adequate supply
of her own. "Not only did MMB help us when we needed it the most
at the beginning, but they helped us go on to continue to successfully
HRRMC is one of two rural Colorado donation and outreach centers for MMB,
a Colorado-based, nonprofit program benefiting women and babies nationwide.
Mothers in our region can make a difference in babies' lives by donating
their excess milk to MMB.
HRRMC's Family Birthing Center staff will safely ship the milk donations
to MMB's Denver facility, where it is pasteurized and distributed
to babies across the country whose mothers cannot supply sufficient milk
for their needs.
"We are honored to be part of this amazing program," said Family
Birthing Center Manager Judy Smith. "Donor human milk saves the lives
of fragile infants, and we are grateful for the women who so generously
To learn more about MMB and its efforts to provide milk to babies who need
it nationwide, visit www.milkbankcolorado.org. Women interested in giving
the gift of donor human milk may fill out the donation screening form
on MMB's website or call 303-869-1888.
For more information about HRRMC's milk donation and outreach center
opening, call 530-2417.
About Mothers' Milk Bank
A nonprofit program of Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation,
Mothers' Milk Bank (MMB) collects, processes and provides human donor
milk to babies across the country. Babies who receive the milk may be
premature or have severe illnesses and need human milk to thrive. MMB
consistently provides more milk to neonatal intensive care units than
any other nonprofit milk bank in North America and adheres to the strict
guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. For
more information on MMB, visit www.milkbankcolorado.org.