Denny Sanford PREMIER Center installs breastfeeding pods

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 5, 2020 — Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, with the help of Sanford Health, is taking steps to support breastfeeding moms who attend events at the PREMIER Center and Convention Center in Sioux Falls.

Two breastfeeding suites will be placed on site to provide nursing mothers with a clean, dignified and private space.

“We recognize the need for this type of assistance for women who attend the many events held at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and Convention Center,” says PREMIER Center General Manager Mike Krewson. “Thanks to a partnership with Sanford Health, it is now possible to give them an appropriate solution to their needs.”

One nursing suite will be located in the PREMIER Center while a second suite will be placed in the Convention Center. The suites are portable, and their location will be adjusted as event demands require.

What’s inside a nursing suite?

The suites were created by Mamava, a company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding by making it easier for more women.

The Mamava suites are a self-contained, mobile pod with comfortable benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump and a door that can be locked for privacy. The 4-by-8-foot pod is meant for individual use but can fit more than one person, such as mothers with babies and other children in tow.

“We’re thrilled to support breastfeeding mamas at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center,” said Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Mamava. “We believe that all mamas deserve a clean, comfortable and dignified place to use a breast pump or breastfeed distraction-free — anywhere, anytime. Mamava pods provide flexibility for facilities and easy access for moms.”

Reserve the breastfeeding suites by installing the Mamava app, visiting the PREMIER Center website or scanning a QR code found on signage at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The app shows users where the suites are located and provides a code to enter on a key pad located on the front of each suite.

About Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is a multipurpose facility that houses sporting events, concerts, conventions, meetings, banquets, and more. The building seats up to 12,000 for concerts. The facility was named by three title sponsors – First PREMIER Bank, PREMIER Bankcard and Sanford Health – in honor of T. Denny Sanford, the founder of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard in Sioux Falls whose philanthropy includes a $400 million gift made in 2007 to what was then called Sioux Valley Hospital.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.

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