Good Samaritan recognized for commitment to safe infant sleep
Good Samaritan Hospital has been officially recognized as a Cribs for Kids National Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital.
The Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep program awards recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on best safe sleep practices.
The certification was achieved through efforts from the Good Samaritan Hospital's Birth Center Unit Based Council, including Labor and Delivery, Mother Baby Unit and the Level ll NICU/Nursery.
Good Samaritan Hospital is always working to improve infant care and safety best practices, as well as to increase community awareness of preventable sleep-related infant deaths through education and modeling.
Along with conducting safe sleep audits and providing safe sleep education and modeling to staff and patients, the hospital has implemented changes to current sleeping practices in the women and newborn care line. Parents at the Good Samaritan birth center receive safe sleep education and modeling starting at childbirth classes all the way through discharge with their newborn.
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation.
In addition to being Cribs for Kids partners, Good Samaritan was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community.
Remember the ABCs of safe sleep: Put your baby down Alone, on her Back, in a Crib, and remove all soft bedding, bumpers and toys from baby’s sleep space.