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Christina Avila

Lactation Consultant at White Memorial Hospital

Cerritos, CA

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To be professionally committed to the health and well-being of women and children. Educate and guide caregivers to better assist patients with informed and knowledgeable choices.

Work Experience

Lactation Consultant

White Memorial Hospital
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February 2011 to Present

Direct patient care to mother / baby couplet care. Assess and assist infants in NICU for feedings. 
Educating families, nurses, and staff towards successful breastfeeding. Coordinating Baby Friendly Initiative.

Lactation Consultant / Coordinator

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
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October 2007 to Present

Lactation Consultant for inpatient / outpatient visits to all patients in Women's and Children's Center. Birth and Beyond Facilitator. Follow-up consults in person and via phone to ensure adequate support to our patients. Organized and prepared class syllabus, booklets and presentations for education to doctors, nurses, and patients. Responsible for data collection of skin to skin, breastfeeding, and rooming in of all patients. Working towards a Baby Friendly facility. Visit patients to insure support, guidance for breastfeeding.

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Heart Institute Program

Children's Hospital Orange County
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July 2007 to September 2010

Jul 07- Sept 10 
The Heart Institute / Cardio Vascular Institute Care Unit (CVICU) 
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Heart Institute Program. Service Cardiology and Cardiovascular ICU administrative needs. Contact parents for appointments. Work in union with affiliate facilities for community awareness and support. Direct assistant to the Medical Director.

Lactation Educator /Childbirth Educator /Physician & Customer Relations Liaison

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
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February 2002 to April 2006

Family Birth Services/Physician Referrals/Women's Services 
Assistant to Women's and Children's Marketing Director 
Pre-natal education including: hospital tours, childbirth education, CPR, breastfeeding, Happiest Baby on the Block Program, Safe Sitter, Baby Basics, Car Seat Safety, and Doula support. Organized and prepared class syllabus, booklets and presentations. Assisted labor and delivery staff within Triage and admissions. Headed OB/GYNs private offices for marketing and increase revenue from community thru outreach and support.

Education

Health Care Administration

California State University Long Beach Bachelors

2007 to Present

University California San Diego -
San Diego, CA

2008 to 2009

Fullerton College -
Fullerton, CA

1997 to 2001

Ayala High School -
Chino Hills, CA

1993 to 1997