Tonight we were able to honor two awardees for their support and advocacy for breastfeeding in our area. Dr. Jason Straub, Pediatrician at Pensacola Pediatrics in Pensacola, is the 2016 recipient of the Physician Leadership Award and Judi Deavenport RNC, BSN, Labor & Delivery Nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL is the recipient of the Frankie Mims Spirit of Service Award. Dr. Straub has been an advocate for breastfeeding with his patients throughout his residency and has sought to maintain frequent monitoring of baby weights through Lactation visits after discharge. He currently serves as the Medical Director for ECABS. Judi Deavenport has worked at each of the three main hospitals in Pensacola over the past 25 years. She has been an early advocate for skin-to-skin and baby-friendly practices throughout her career. She has recently become the grandmother of adorable twins who are exclusively breastfed. She says this event has required the culmination of all she has learned regarding advocating for mothers and babies.
Dr. Jason Straub and Judi Deavenport
Judi with colleagues from all three local hospitals