White River Health, White River Medical Center is recognized as a Gold Safe Sleep Hospital, the highest designation, by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for their commitment to infant safe sleep best practices and education. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID (Sudden Unexplained Infant Death) and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, White River Health follows safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and provides training programs for healthcare team members, parents, and family caregivers.
“We know that modeling safe infant sleep in the hospital and providing education to families has a sig-nificant effect on preventing sleep-related deaths,” said Michael H. Goodstein, MD, Neonatologist and Medical Director of Research at Cribs for Kids®.
“We are proud to continue providing education and best practices to our patients,” said Gary Paxson, President & CEO of White River Health. “Providing knowledge to parents regarding infant safe sleep allows parents and guardians the opportunity to provide the best sleep environment for infants.”
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created in partnership with leading infant health and safety organizations such as All Baby & Child, The National Center for the Review & Preven-tion of Child Deaths, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, Kids in Danger, Children’s Safe-ty Network, American SIDS